ForgingPGH is a data- and community-driven comprehensive plan that will guide growth and development for the City of Pittsburgh over the next 20 years or longer. It integrates previous planning efforts and scenario planning around the p4 Framework of People, Planet, Place, and Performance. ForgingPGH focuses on the key elements of recreation and open space, housing, mobility, and economic development to create a forward-thinking land use plan that equitably meets the needs of Pittsburgh’s 90 neighborhoods.
About Scenario Planning
ForgingPGH will use scenario planning to develop a shared vision for Pittsburgh’s future. Scenario planning gives communities a way to assess where the path they’re following leads, how it intersects with emerging trends, and changes they may consider to cope with and perhaps benefit from those changes.
Scenarios are not plans or forecasts — instead, they are a tool for testing “what if…” and to spark meaningful discussion about our collective future.
Scenario planning is a community-driven approach that can reveal key trade-offs, limits, and possibilities. Using cutting-edge software, it can provide useful information to make hard — but important — decisions. Most importantly, scenario planning will provide the public with opportunities to share input and guide the outcomes of ForgingPGH.
p4 is a model based on a central, unifying framework–People, Planet, Place, and Performance—that was launched at an international summit in Pittsburgh in 2015. The City of Pittsburgh and The Heinz Endowments collaborated on the creation of p4 to forge a new model of urban growth and development that is innovative, inclusive, and sustainable.
Andrew Dash, Director of City Planning
Anthony Kobak, Project Manager and Senior Neighborhood Planner
Stephanie Joy Everett, Senior Neighborhood Planner
Martina Battistone, Senior Environmental Planner
Dara Braitman, Principal Transportation Planner
Christopher Corbett, Neighborhood Planner
Hillary Roman, ADA Coordinator
Sarah Yeager, Energy and Climate Planner
Bright Thought, LLC
Key Contacts for Media, Planners, Partners, and the Community
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