December 12, 2017, 11am PST
Can Rust Belt cities evolve from low-skill factory jobs and paternal company town employers in to more diverse and dynamic entrepreneurial economies?
Brookings Institution
December 8, 2017, 5am PST
The state thought more casinos would be a good way to raise some revenue for the state. So far a lot of local governments want no part of that action.
December 5, 2017, 7am PST
Planning and design work on a proposed three-acre cap park is progressing in Pittsburgh.
Pittsburg Post-Gazette
November 28, 2017, 1pm PST
The university wanted to limit a section of Bigelow Boulevard to pedestrians, but the city pushed for a compromise: better crosswalks and traffic calming features. Now the challenge is finding the funds.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
November 28, 2017, 12pm PST
Philadelphia's controversial "Mixed-Income Housing Program" legislation has run into stiff resistance from developers and builders.
November 27, 2017, 6am PST
The city of Pittsburgh's Open Data project recently released a progress report to commemorate its first two years in operation.
Data-Smart City Solutions
November 17, 2017, 5am PST
The lengths to which cities have gone, or will go, in their bids to attract the second headquarters for Amazon has produced a cottage industry of media coverage. Satire from The Onion follows that trail to its most explosive of possible ends.
The Onion
November 15, 2017, 12pm PST
The electric bicycles appeared in Portland last year, but Pittsburgh will get the company's first dedicated non-truck delivery route.
Pittsburgh City Paper
November 11, 2017, 5am PST
Renovations of historic structures in Philly are an example of the nationwide importance of the historic tax credit.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
November 10, 2017, 6am PST
The cutting-edge facilities are part of a $2 billion investment by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
November 3, 2017, 6am PDT
It's much easier to talk the parking talk than to walk the parking walk. Philadelphia, however, is showing how to actually replace overabundant parking with walkable housing developments.
Streetsblog USA
November 2, 2017, 6am PDT
A measure on the Pennsylvania statewide ballot in next Tuesday's election would change the state's constitution to allow local jurisdictions the ability to eliminate property taxes.
October 19, 2017, 9am PDT
As the footprints of the average suburban home grows and lot sizes shrink, the traditional sprawling yard is getting squeezed out.
October 13, 2017, 6am PDT
People—on bikes, in cars, and on foot—should be able to agree that bike lanes are better for everyone.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
October 11, 2017, 5am PDT
It turns out that locals don't like self-interested, unilateral decisions that erase the place names of the past.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
October 10, 2017, 2pm PDT
The Associated Press explores the trend of churches rebuilt as breweries.
Associated Press via Miami Herald
October 9, 2017, 6am PDT
The traditional dividing line between north and south will celebrate a major birthday this weekend.
Pittsburg Post-Gazette
October 3, 2017, 9am PDT
A proposed bus rapid transit route connecting Pittsburgh to the neighborhood of Oakland will surely benefit many commuters, but other transit commuters, including some of the poorest in the region, will face new hardships.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
September 29, 2017, 8am PDT
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kinney is discovering on the job that planning is much easier than delivering when it comes to protected bike lanes—as is the case in many cities around the country.
September 28, 2017, 1pm PDT
Deciding to create an affordable housing trust fund is one thing, deciding how to fund it is another.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette