Every city has its most important place for citizens to promote informal sociability and urban connection with humans. The riverside is the most important urban connection in Pittsburgh. Each side of the bridge has a different development level. The design of the riverside pedestrian path can build a connection between both sides of the bridge and help urban development in the north side of Pittsburgh. The aim of the study is to analyze the connection between architectural open space, pedestrian trails, and riverway trails and to propose methods that are suitable for developing a mixed-use building that will help improve the relationship between the buildings and the urban context. The study will help develop new strategies for urban design that connects each part of the city.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Urban renewal--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh; Waterfronts--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh; Mixed-use development--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh

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Degree Name

Architecture (M.Arch.)

Department, Program, or Center

Architecture (GIS)


Alissa De Wit-Paul

Advisor/Committee Member

Dennis A. Andrejko


RIT – Main Campus

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