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Lisa Schroeder is president and CEO of Riverlife. Her nonprofit organization, founded in 1999 as the Riverlife Task Force, has been the engine for the transformation, creating the award-winning vision for the redesign of the riverfront and pushing new projects.

“What was most important for Pittsburgh was greening the riverfront, connecting [the rivers] to neighborhoods, making the waterfront the front door and lining rivers with spectacular architecture that presented the best of Pittsburgh to the world,” explains Schroeder.

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