Mayor Bill Peduto


Climate Mayors Make Their Case to Climate Senators at their First Hearing

Five "climate mayors" addressed the Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis at their fist hearing on July 17, titled, “A Blueprint for Success: U.S. Climate Action at the Local Level.” Transportation was a major issue.

August 2, 2019 - Curbed

Autonomous Vehicle

Advocates Press for Harder Questions While Pittsburgh Experiments With Self-Driving Cars

Five self-driving car companies are currently operating in Pittsburgh, without much critical rigor in asking about the consequences of the technology to the city.

July 22, 2019 - Streetsblog USA

PPG Plaza

Pittsburgh's Big Development Plans Ready to Switch Gears

There are plenty of big, splashy projects to track in Pittsburgh's development pipeline.

February 26, 2019 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Climate Change Conference

Implementing the Paris Climate Agreement in Katowice, Poland

Representatives from nearly 200 nations have been attending the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Katowice since Dec. 2 to work on implementing the 2015 Paris climate agreement. Scheduled to end Friday, it will be extended two days due to discord.

December 17, 2018 - The Independent

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Renewable Goals: Set the Bar Low or Shoot for Stars?

A columnist says Pittsburgh's goal to run its government entirely on renewable energy by 2030 is like Trump's Wall: Not gonna happen.

July 17, 2018 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Pittsburgh Launches New Permit and Code Tracking Website

The city of Pittsburgh launched a Buildingeye website to provide new access to the development and approval process in the city.

October 16, 2016 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Bridge

Pittsburgh Mayor Pitches a New 'P4' Standard for Development Proposals

The city of Pittsburgh could adopt a new set of standards for measuring development projects to focus on people, planet, place, and performance.

October 13, 2016 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh's Plan to Promote Diversity and In-Migration

Seemingly on the rebound after a 55-year decline in population, Pittsburgh is ready to move into a new era as an attractive destination for immigrants and a diverse population of residents.

June 24, 2015 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Skyline

'Heroic' Transformations Targeted by Pittsburgh Planning Director Ray Gastil

Pittsburgh Planning Director Ray Gastil was profiled by Pittsburgh Magazine.

April 28, 2015 - Pittsburgh Magazine

Pittsburgh Launches $32 Million 'Envision Downtown' Initiative

The Envision Downtown Initiative will focus on street improvements to improve public interactions.

March 25, 2015 - Pittsburg Post-Gazette

Benefits of Uber in Philadelphia: Reduced Drunk Driving

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.

July 9, 2014 - PlanPhilly

Pittsburgh Skyline

New Pittsburgh Mayor Embarks on "Monumental Shift"

With today's inauguration, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto is embarking on a "monumental shift in both style and substance in the mayor's office," reports Moriah Balingit. The biggest question facing the progressive mayor is where to begin.

January 6, 2014 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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