Our Work

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 ReClaim South

We are looking for a few good residents in the south part of Pittsburgh who are interested in learning how to green up their neighborhood, translate ideas into action and become a future community leader. 



In 2006, we were planting sunflowers on brownfields. As of 2013 we have completed over 50 projects across Allegheny county. Explore the impact of past projects and read up on what greening projects are happening in your neck of the woods.








Good design is inclusive design. 

We firmly believe that good design and planning are vital to transform blight and can help bring communities together
Through our on-the-ground approach, we actively listen to community members’ input and ideas to create site designs based upon their vision for the future.
As long term plans are developed, we put into action tangible strategies for neighborhoods to use these once vacant lots immediately.

Navigating the system

We help communities understand policies and laws that exist that will affect their planning and design efforts. 
Together with NGOs, government agencies and other policy makers we help develop relevant legislation that makes community development easier for neighborhoods. 
With the help of community groups, we help design processes that will help clients develop up to date, innovative solutions. 


"It takes a village…"

Community revitalization doesn’t happen overnight, nor does it with the voices of a few.
If you need to find us we are typically at community meetings, working hand in hand with neighborhoods, community-based organizations, and motivated individuals across Allegheny County to provide them with the tools that they need to make real progress.
We take the time to develop strong partnerships so that we can connect to networks of service providers, funders, and technical assistance groups. 

 Small Scale. Big Change.

GTECH has been working to transform communities with high levels of vacancy and blight since 2007. In that time we have  learned that partnerships of dedicated people bring about truly awesome change.
There exists a strong need to educate and empower future community movers and shakers on community development issues. 
Based on a neighborhood’s specific needs, GTECH, along with partner organizations, work together to prepare education sessions with appropriate partners for leadership and community development processes.


Reimagining Vacant Space

The City of Pittsburgh contains over 25,000 empty, blighted lots. What if instead we saw 25,000 play spaces, parks, rain gardens, or public art installations? Imagine how the the economics and perceptions in a neighborhood could be positively shifted.
The ReClaim team has the technical knowledge to create active, beautiful spaces with communities. Explore some of the ideas that we have for vacant space.
Have a vision already, contact us