Grounded in Sustainable Urban Landscapes

Grounded Strategies is expanding its grassroots stewardship and land reclamation programming to develop more sustainable urban landscapes to bring about healthy and resilient communities. The City of Pittsburgh suffers from chronic and increasing levels of vacant lots due to pressures exerted by macroeconomic forces including deindustrialization, urban flight, and more recently, worsening income inequality. The current parcel maintenance system structure does not allocate enough capacity to maintain all vacant parcels. This results in overgrown vacant parcels concentrated in our most…

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