Dan Barie is a native son of Pittsburgh, originally from Brookline. He’s lived the past five years in Highland Park and Bloomfield and considers himself solidly an East Ender. He is an Urban Studies major at Pitt with a hybrid concentration in planning and social justice. Dan’s excited to intern with cityLAB and blog about its grassroots approach to neighborhood revitalization as his academic interests lie in urban development that is socially just and environmentally sustainable. He’s been known to eat an entire package of Oreos in one sitting, but makes up for this by eating lots of kale the rest of the time.