Pittsburgh Steps are one of the most remarkable features of the city, yet its original purpose contrasts deeply with its actual state. Not only its original function has become redundant, but lack of maintenance has put many in a critical stage of conservation. The idea of documenting his legacy and current condition has pushed historians, journalists, and artists to the streets to discover them one by one. These advocative initiatives could be an opportunity for the city if their work is taken to a level of exposure and diffusion so that it reaches a critical audience and with that, it can contribute to its better recognition and recondition. This work tries to reveal the Pittsburgh Steps from open data, understand what conditions they have, and expose what has been done documenting them and what could be done.
Pittsburgh`s bike sharing operator (Healthy-Ride) and public transportation agency (Port Authority) agree to offer their infrastructure in common for the benefit of users. Using open data I tried to understand if both systems do share their platforms when analyzing how bikes move through the city and their relation with buses.
Through coding and analysis tools, this project is intended to discover a clue in the relationship between green spaces in a neighborhood with the colors that predominate in Instagram images.
After looking at the Walk Score graphic, the idea is to explore and understand the value of different dataset in depth to produce similar objectives outcomes. For this project, the goal is to peel out why three neighborhoods of Pittsburgh have different walk scores. Then, crossing three of the datasets available from WPRC, the grid tries to compare different places and conclude if the company's result does show a valid graphic and if we can learn from a self-made datasource mapping process.
Taking as a starting point the patented system developed by the Walk Score, the project tries to unfold the data generated for the neighborhoods of Hill District and Hazelwood in Pittsburgh for patterns in the outcomes and possible solutions.