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Schenley Plaza - Environmentally Sustainable Project

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The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy presented Schenley Plaza to a panel of judges at this year's LivCom Awards in the Czech Republic. Schenley Plaza won the Silver Award in the Environmentally Sustainable Project category.

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Schenley Plaza - Environmentally Sustainable Project

  1. 1. Schenley Plaza <ul><li>Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania </li></ul><ul><li>USA </li></ul>Meg Cheever, President & CEO Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
  2. 2. Pittsburgh Pilsen
  3. 3. Pittsburgh: Steel Town, USA – 1905
  4. 4. Unhealthy Air – 1960
  5. 5. Steel Industry Gone – 1980
  6. 6. Pittsburgh’s Transformation to “Green” City
  7. 7. September 2009
  8. 8. Schenley Plaza <ul><li>REPLACING A PARKING LOT </li></ul>
  9. 9. Schenley Plaza – circa 1920
  10. 10. Schenley Plaza – circa 1940
  11. 11. Schenley Plaza – 2003
  12. 12. A Funding Partnership $5.5 million $6.5 million
  13. 13. Exploring Design Concepts
  14. 14. Exploring Design Concepts
  15. 16. A Green Centerpiece
  16. 18. Attention to Detail
  17. 19. Schenley Plaza <ul><li>BUILDING FOR SUSTAINABILITY </li></ul>
  18. 20. Permeable Surfaces
  19. 21. Permeable Surfaces
  20. 22. Genetic Diversity
  21. 23. 212 New Trees Planted
  22. 24. Native & Non-Invasive Plants
  23. 25. Native Groundcover
  24. 26. Biodiversity
  25. 27. Horticultural Care
  26. 28. Drip Irrigation
  27. 29. Automated LED Lighting
  28. 30. LED Lighting Environmental Sustainability
  29. 31. Schenley Plaza <ul><li>RECLAIMING A </li></ul><ul><li>PARK HERITAGE </li></ul>
  30. 32. Entrance to Flagship Park
  31. 33. A Legacy Park
  32. 34. A Legacy Park
  33. 35. A Legacy Park
  34. 36. A Legacy Park
  35. 37. Mary E. Schenley Memorial Fountain Before
  36. 38. A Song to Nature
  37. 39. A Song to Nature
  38. 40. Interpretive Signage
  39. 41. Online Interpretation
  40. 42. Recalling a Beloved Carousel
  41. 43. The PNC Carousel
  42. 44. Celebrating the Legacy
  43. 45. Schenley Plaza <ul><li>EMBRACING THE COMMUNITY </li></ul>
  44. 46. Public-Private Partnership
  45. 47. A Safe and Welcoming Place
  46. 48. A Place to Volunteer
  47. 49. A Social Space
  48. 50. An Eating Place
  49. 51. A Meeting Place
  50. 52. An Inviting Space
  51. 53. A Friendly Place
  52. 54. A Wireless Place
  53. 55. A Year Round Space
  54. 56. A Playful Place
  55. 57. A High-Flying Place
  56. 58. A Free-Spirited Place
  57. 59. A Healthy Place
  58. 60. An Awesome Space
  59. 61. A Marketplace
  60. 62. A Gallery Space
  61. 63. A Tasty Place
  62. 64. A Kid’s Space
  63. 65. A Creative Space
  64. 66. A Make-Believe Place
  65. 67. A Theater Space
  66. 68. A Good-Time Place
  67. 69. A Music Place
  68. 70. A Concert Space
  69. 71. A Movie Place
  70. 72. An Opera Space
  71. 73. An Art Space
  72. 74. A Celebration Space
  73. 75. Schenley Plaza Press The Best Place to Hang Out, Pitt News, November 2008 Almost 60 media events in 2008 Almost 40 in 2009 to date!
  74. 76. Urban Parks – Shoehorn Parks, Landscape Architecture, May 2009
  75. 77. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 2008
  76. 78. Expanding Access
  77. 79. Year-Round Dining

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