Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Pittsburgh's Future: Visionary David Bear

Liking what the future of Pittsburgh might entail, reading this PG article:

Glass-walled skyscrapers that hold vertical hydroponic farms built to feed urban populations may sound futuristic, but Dickson Despommier thinks we may be seeing real ones within a year.


Pittsburgh has its own visionary in David Bear, a fellow at the Studio for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University. The studio is an idea incubator, where artists, philosophers, scientists, computer engineers and others mingle as comfortably as poker players at a hunting cabin.


(In regards to the top of the U.S. Steel Tower):

He proposes an environmentally innovative, publicly accessible urban park with unequalled views that could become a tourism destination and a symbol of Pittsburgh much as St. Louis' Gateway Arch is. Its features could contribute to the international dialogue over issues as varied as expanding populations, environmental stewardship and livable cities.

Read more and find out where to see the Pgh Gigapans


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