How do residents and visitors perceive the South Side? Pitt students enrolled in Professor Michael Glass’ urban skills seminar spent a semester interviewing people from all parts of the neighborhood. Michael Glass and student Jason Wald join us to reveal the findings of their research.
Professor Glass says the goal of the study was the capture the different perspectives of South Side's diverse community rather than to call attention to its rowdier, more buzz-worthy elements.
"We don't want to say the nightlife is a bad thing...What we want to be mindful of is that South Side is used not only by those drinkers but also the people living above the bars, living on Sarah and Jane Streets. Trying to figure out a way where those two communities can coexist is really important." - Professor Michael Glass
Also in today's show, Elaine Labalme tells us where to find art hotels in the Pittsburgh area.