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Lecture: Transit as a Preservation and Development Tool
May 19, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Understanding how transit enhances preservation and revitalization.
Chris Sandvig, Regional Policy Director, Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
6:00 p.m.— 7:30 p.m.
Landmarks Preservation Resource Center
744 Rebecca Avenue, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221
Nationwide, people are driving less and taking more about transit. It’s not a fluke – it’s now a 10-year-long trend. But, why? And, more importantly, what does it mean to the historic preservation movement and community development? In this lecture, we’ll explore the huge shift in national transportation trends, their positive urban revitalization impacts, Pittsburgh-area development and the streetcar, its implications for our neighborhoods’ continual rebirth today, and how both everyone from DIY-ers and large-scale investors can identify and capitalize on quality transit assets.
About the presenter: Chris Sandvig is the regional policy director for the Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group (PCRG). He works on regional and state issues impacting PCRG’s member communities and manages its GoBurgh program. He is a long-time transit advocate, Morningside resident, and commutes to work via bike or bus almost every day. Prior to PCRG, Chris spent nine years in corporate business development for industrial and commercial engineered HVAC systems. He holds Industrial Engineering and Public Policy degrees from Penn State and Carnegie Mellon University.