Want to transform a vacant lot? Lots to Love shows you how

Do you know of a vacant lot that needs love? It’s likely since there are 45,000 in Allegheny County.

LotstoLove.org, which GTECH Strategies launched yesterday on Earth Day, is a resource for community groups and residents who “have an interest in small, resident-driven greening projects on vacant lots.”

How? The website aggregates all the data and resources needed to overhaul a blighted lot—from how to assess the lot, raise funds and engage the community, to identifying ownerships and getting permission, to envisioning the space according to parameters of time, cost and workforce.

“There’s a lot of information out there—but it’s not always easy to find, so we worked with Greenspace Alliance and the Pittsburgh Department of City Planning to put the resources people need all in one place,” says Sara Innamorato, marketing and communications manager at GTECH Strategies.