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February 18, 2021, 11am PST
The Sharpsburg Ecodistrict in Pennsylvania has been recognized with EcoDistrict Certification, joining Millvale and Etna to become the third certified community in Southwestern Pennsylvania's Triboro Ecodistrict—and the world.
evolveEA.com
February 11, 2021, 6am PST
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette recently published an investigation of the city's efforts to buy and rehabilitate vacant properties in the troubled neighborhood of Homewood.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
February 5, 2021, 7am PST
Resident services has long been the first to be cut in hard times—but for some housing providers that may be changing.
Shelterforce Magazine
November 24, 2020, 6am PST
Pittsburgh has one of the most lucrative innovation districts in the country, and even more development investment is on the way.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
November 17, 2020, 6am PST
A coalition of leaders in the Appalachian region recently released the "Marshall Plan for Middle America" to create jobs and transition the states of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky away from fossil fuels.
StateImpact Pennsylvania
August 19, 2020, 8am PDT
Americans living in legacy cities face a unique set of challenges and opportunities in recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. Several local, state, and federal support strategies could aid these cities in recouping losses.
Brookings
May 8, 2020, 5am PDT
If approved by the Pittsbugh City Council, the proposed Greater Pittsburgh Covid-19 Racial Equity Task Force would work toward more equitable distribution of economic and public health resources, during the coronavirus pandemic and after.
Trib Live
April 9, 2020, 6am PDT
Project for Public Spaces' Market Cities Initiative seeks to understand and addresses challenges faced by the public marketplaces to improve market infrastructure and promote healthy food systems in local communities.
Project For Public Spaces
April 7, 2020, 9am PDT
The 220-mile route would connect the two cities and could potentially boost the economies of communities along the stretch.
Pittsburg Post-Gazette
March 22, 2020, 9am PDT
Pittsburgh is expected to release its Bike(+) Plan later this year.
Next City
February 27, 2020, 10am PST
Pittsburgh-area buses operating on routes with a recently reduced number of stops are more likely to arrive on time than before the changes.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
February 2, 2020, 9am PST
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania took the dramatic step of officially declaring racism a public health threat. Public policy has yet to mitigate the city's worsening air quality, however.
CityLab
November 18, 2019, 11am PST
An ambitious plan to connect the Allegheny County cities of Pittsburgh and Oakland is proceeding to final stages of design, despite having fallen a little behind schedule for an expected 2021 opening date.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
November 8, 2019, 9am PST
Pittsburgh-area residents are finding numerous ways to celebrate a bus's misfortune.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
October 25, 2019, 12pm PDT
The collective of micromobility and shared mobility operators is tasked with developing an integrated system that would better serve the diverse needs of travelers.
CityLab
September 17, 2019, 7am PDT
Transportation advocates are calling for expanded rail service to the east, but studies indicate the needed infrastructure improvements would be pricey.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
September 14, 2019, 7am PDT
The Port Authority of Allegheny County is slowly but surely removing a significant number of bus stops from 98 routes in the system. Two routes are under review right now.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
August 19, 2019, 1pm PDT
New development coming to Downtown Pittsburgh lacks sufficient parking, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
August 2, 2019, 11am PDT
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.
Curbed
July 31, 2019, 1pm PDT
The Port Authority of Allegheny County will lead the remainder of a project to deliver major transportation improvements between Downtown Pittsburgh and Oakland.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette