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Maps & Atlases @ Pitt Archives: Nine Mile Run Greenway Project

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The Nine Mile Run Greenway Project Records (AIS.2006.19A) document a brownfield reclamation project conducted between 1995-2000 in the City of Pittsburgh, Pa. The project was created and coordinated by Reiko Goto, Bob Bingham, and Tim Collins of Carnegie Mellon University’s STUDIO for Creative Inquiry. The records of the project contain material that documents the Nine Mile Run area’s transformation from a brownfield site to a usable urban space that includes both housing and natural environments.

Subseries XI contains maps that were used during the project. The "Ledger Sized" maps consist mainly of maps accompanying printed reports concerning population, waste water run-off, pedestrian routes, and tributaries related to the Nine Mile Run site. The oversized maps are housed in five separate file folders.

Of special note are the Neighborhood Maps, which show the borders of the Nine Mile Run Greenway neighborhoods and the municipalities that are responsible for the various sections of the Nine Mile Run Greenway area. The municipalities portrayed include, but are not limited to, the City of Pittsburgh, Swissvale, Edgewood, and Wilkinsburg.

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Nine Mile Run Greenway Project Neighborhood Map

Nine Mile Run Greenway Project Records, 1945-2005, AIS.2006.19A. Neighborhood Maps, Map-Case 32 / 2, Folder 3