Get Involved

Engagement Opportunities

The City’s neighborhood planning process includes many opportunities for active involvement:

  • Steering Committee: A group of 20-30 representatives of a broad range of interests in the community. This group guides the planning process, with members also expected to join Action Teams.
  • Action Teams: Topic-focused groups that spend a year developing projects and programs. These groups are open to all interested community members and stakeholders.
  • Community Events: Due to COVID-19, there will be few public in-person events for the foreseeable future. In place of these events, online engagement will occur using an innovative new website to be launched shortly.
  • Online Engagement: Engage PGH is designed to work on mobile devices, can be read by screen readers and translating software, and allows people to engage when it's convenient for them. In the coming months, we will roll out additional features and technologies to overcome the digital divide.


Previous Community Events and Workshops

Planning Education Series

To help communities fully engage in the upcoming planning process, the City of Pittsburgh, partner organizations, and non-profits organized events to introduce the topics of the neighborhood planning process in a fun and informal environment. This allowed interested stakeholders to learn about topics before the planning work begins, so they can be better informed and more effective advocates for their communities.

Event Date Location Presenters Materials
Fifth/Forbes Urban Design Workshop Thursday, June 27, 2019 Soldiers and Sailors Hall and Museum Department of City Planning Event Report
Planning Education Series: Move Thursday, July 25, 2019 Residence Inn, 3341 Forbes Ave Department of Mobility and Infrastructure, Port Authority of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh Parking Authority, BikePGH Presentation
Planning Education Series: Restore Tuesday, August 6, 2019 Schenley Visitors Center, 101 Panther Hollow Rd Pittsburgh Sewer and Water Authority, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, Department of City Planning - Environmental Planning Presentation
Planning Education Series: Energize Wednesday, August 14, 2019 Oakland Career Center, 294 Semple St Green Building Alliance, Department of City Planning - Sustainability & Resilience Presentation
Planning Education Series: Thrive Wednesday, August 21, 2019 218 Oakland Ave, 2nd Floor Urban Redevelopment Authority, Department of City Planning - Divisions of Strategic Planning and Zoning & Development Review Presentation