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Climate Adaptation in Empty Spaces

Climate change is expected to bring hotter summers and more severe rainfall events to Pittsburgh. Participants act as landscape architects to redesign a vacant lot while considering different solution strategies.

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Topics

  • Built Infrastructure
  • Ecology
  • Extreme Weather
  • Land Use
  • Temperature Increase
  • Water

Documents

How to Get this Kit

If you would like to borrow a CUSP climate change education kit, contact Pat McShea at McSheaP@CarnegieMNH.org. Please make requests at least one week in advance. Loans may be scheduled up to two months in advance.

Big Questions

  • How can we reimagine empty spaces in our neighborhoods?
  • How is vacant land a resource for climate change resilience?

User Reviews

Share how you used this kit with the CUSP team! Email us at LyonM@CarnegieMNH.org.

Learn More

Learn more about empty lots in Pittsburgh at ReClaim Northside: Data Collection and Analysis