Pittsburgh

After its 2013 announcement of support for the first 33 of the 100 resilient cities, the Rockefeller Foundation has announced its next round of member cities: 35 cities, including six from the United States.
Dec 4, 2014   100 Resilient Cities
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto has proposed a new fee on landlords to help enforce scofflaws. An editorial by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, however, argues that the math behind the fee doesn’t add up.
Nov 27, 2014   Pittsburg Post-Gazette
Steve Kroft of 60 Minutes reviews road, rail, bridges, and ports to see how much investment is needed to improve the country's infrastructure, beginning in Pittsburgh and ending at a key Amtrak rail bridge in New Jersey.
Nov 25, 2014   CBS News: 60 Minutes
Pittsburgh will attempt to spur economic development and streamline the city's permitting and code enforcement process by reorganizing the Bureau of Building Inspection.
Nov 12, 2014   Pittsburg Post-Gazette
A report by new think tank City Observatory about where young college graduates are choosing to live inspired plenty of commentary this week.
Oct 22, 2014   New York Times - The Upshot
Calling Pittsburgh "the next Boston," recent analysis finds Pittsburgh and Cleveland are bucking trends in stagnant first-time buyer rates in the housing market.
Sep 23, 2014   DS News
Following a pilot project tested on the city's South Side, Pittsburgh is working toward expanding its "Sociable City Plan" to four additional neighborhoods in need of balancing unruly behavior with the benefits of an active nightlife scene.
Sep 22, 2014   Pittsburg Post-Gazette
The old Civic Arena site, formerly the home of the Pittsburgh Penguin NHL team, will be redeveloped with the help of the city's largest-ever tax increment financing district.
Sep 10, 2014   Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Michael Anderson reports on a proposed road diet and bike lane proposed for Penn Avenue in Pittsburgh, along a historic and cultural corridor in one of the country's oldest downtowns.
Aug 31, 2014   Streetsblog USA
In the hopes of finalizing a plan to connect Pittsburgh and Oakland with a bus rapid transit route, the Port Authority of Allegheny County has approved $3 million out of the needed $4 million for a preliminary engineering and environmental review.
Jul 18, 2014   Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
While much of the concern of how to regulate transportation network companies like Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar comes down to questions about safety and access, recent findings show that the apps have reduced DUI arrests in the City of Brotherly Love.
Jul 9, 2014   PlanPhilly