News and Events

October 16, 2011

This fall marks the fourth year that our center's Pittsburgh Studio will work with advanced students from University Park's landscape architecture program. Directed by Ken Tamminga, Penn State professor of landscape architecture in the College of Arts and Architecture, the students engage Pittsburgh communities in cooperation with the Allegheny County Department of Economic Development, office of...

October 16, 2011

The Penn State Center presented the "Be Green, Make Green" summer school program at four Pittsburgh public school locations. Summer Dreamers targeted middle-school students' summer slump by immersing them in a highly engaging learning environment and exploring sustainability in science and technology. The students had a wide variety of experiences. They started their own urban farm, learned ways...

October 16, 2011

The Penn State Center had five interns working on various projects throughout the summer. Thank you for your hard work and contributions!Joshua Devine, a senior in community environment and development, took part in several community projects relating to his major. Working alongside Lisa Vavro, The Penn State Center's sustainable landscape coordinator, Josh reached out to various municipalities...

October 16, 2011

The Penn State Center launched its 2011 Green Infrastructure Technical Workshop series in April with the Sustainable Sites Initiative Primer. Conducting the four-hour workshop was José Almiñana, a current member of the Technical Core Committee of the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES), and his associate Laura Hansplant from Andropogen. Since the first workshop, the focus of the series has been...

March 30, 2011

"The technical resources being provided by Penn State to our community are invaluable to our efforts. We are a small community with limited resources and limited staff. These resources are helping us move forward in our planning process for green infrastructure. As a flood-prone community, we believe green infrastructure will help us help ourselves." — Mary Ellen Ramage, Manager, Etna BoroughThe...

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