Current Projects

Current projects

Implementation of an Equitable Development Framework

Working to advance equitable development in the City of Pittsburgh by collaborating with a broad based coalition of partners to advance policy and project specific initiatives. This coalition is focused specifically on ensuring residents have access to safe, quality affordable housing, and are connected to economic opportunity. Ivette is responsible for managing the work of the coalition, facilitating steering and action team meetings, and coordinating local policy efforts. To learn more, visit:

Public Engagement Strategy: The Pittsburgh Department of City Planning (DCP)
Ivette is advising DCP on the creation of a public engagement strategy that will set guidelines for future long-term planing efforts in Pittsburgh. Ivette is working with DCP, and the Public Engagement Working Group, a group of local stakeholders committed to authentic public engagement, on developing the principles, guidelines, and a toolkit that will serve as resource guide for future engagement efforts throughout the City.

River Roots (The Well): an ArtPlace America project
Project Management
Client: The Kingsley Association

River Roots is an artful, citizen-centered rainwater project. It will capture the community’s history with water through landscape design and innovative stormwater management techniques.

Pittsburgh Riverfront Rezoning: Public Engagement

MWC is supporting the Camiros, Ltd. team that has been hired by the Department of City Planning to prepare a Riverfront Zoning Amendment for Pittsburgh's three riverfronts. MWC is responsible for supporting the community engagement aspect of this project. To learn more, please visit:


Recent Work:

  • The Pittsburgh Land Bank:
    Policies and Procedures Engagement Process

  • The Lower Hill Redevelopment Site,
    Pittsburgh, PA

  • Larimer/East Liberty Choice Neighborhood Plan
    Pittsburgh, PA

  • Homewood-Brushton YMCA Community Visioning Process
    Pittsburgh, PA

  • Homewood Station TOD Study,
    Pittsburgh, PA 

  • PRPHA Redevelopment and Repositioning Strategy,
    Puerto Rico


The Homewood-Brushton YMCA visioning process

The Homewood-Brushton YMCA visioning process

All-In-Pittsburgh Coalition- Steering Mtg (12.12.18)

All-In-Pittsburgh Coalition- Steering Mtg (12.12.18)