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Wednesday, September 21 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Learning from Where You Live: Authenticity and Innovation in Changing Places LIMITED

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Cities change. Neighborhoods evolve. These are all widely accepted truisms; however,  in communities that have experienced disinvestment followed by new development, there is often a struggle to form a shared identity between long-time residents and newcomers. But there is an opportunity to bridge this gap by recognizing that the existing “authentic community” is (and was) never truly static. By viewing our cities and neighborhoods as constantly evolving places of innovation marked by the fingerprints of individuals from all walks of life, a new sense of authenticity can be discovered. Ray Gastil, Director of City Planning at the City of Pittsburgh, Dr. Daniel Campo, Professor in Architecture and Planning from Morgan State University, Janera Solomon, Executive Director of the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, and Matthew Lister, Director at Gehl Architects will explore this topics in depth and share perspectives from a variety of viewpoints.

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Dr. Daniel Campo

Associate Professor of Architecture, Morgan State University
Daniel Campo is Associate Professor in the School of Architecture and Planning at | Morgan State University in Baltimore. Campo’s research explores informal, insurgent | and do-it- yourself development practices and their intersection with professional urban | planning, design and preservation. His book, The Accidental Playground: Brooklyn | Waterfront Narratives of the Undesigned and Unplanned (Fordham University Press, | 2013) was named... Read More →
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Ray Gastil

Director of City Planning, City of Pittsburgh
Ray Gastil is City Planning Director for Pittsburgh, where he leads initiatives to improve neighborhood planning, resilient communities, comprehensive planning, and complete streets. He co-chairs the Affordable Housing Task Force. The Department has responsibilities for the City Planning Commission, Art Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Historic Review Commission. | He has served as planning director, Seattle, and Manhattan planning... Read More →
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Matthew Lister

Director, Gehl
Matthew Lister is a creative urban place-maker, real estate development strategist, and designer. As an Director at Gehl — New York, he focuses on the intersection of real estate strategy and the design and activation of public spaces. Matthew approaches project development and implementation holistically, understanding that creating or enhancing urban places requires the integration of creative programming and design, policy... Read More →
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Janera Solomon

Executive Director, Kelly Strayhorn Theater
Janera Solomon is the executive director of the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, a historic live | arts venue in Pittsburgh now in its seventh year of presenting progressive, evocative | new works in dance, music, film, education and cultural programming. | Recognized for her transformative leadership and contributions to the revitalization of | East Liberty, janera managed the merger of the Kelly Strayhorn Theater and the Dance | Alloy in 2011, while... Read More →


Wednesday September 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Alloy 26 Auditorium 100 S Commons Pittsburgh, PA

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