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Building Innovation is a collection of stories by 90.5 fm WESA reporters about the Pittsburgh region focusing on efficient government operation, infrastructure and transportation, innovative practices, energy and environment and neighborhoods and community.

How Neighborhood Groups Are Transforming Forgotten Properties

Several Pittsburgh organizations have taken abandoned lots and properties and transformed them into community-oriented spaces. GTECH Strategies Director of Operations and Programming Evaine K. Sing walks us through the Northside's newest project, one of their "Green Playces," and we visit Homewood, where Operation Better Block Community Development Coordinator Demi Kolke tells us what's in the works for the neighborhood.

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