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What is the Future of Mobility?

What is the Future of Mobility?

What does the future hold for mobility? Is it self-driving cars? More bike sharing, car sharing, and ride sharing? How about smart parking and ever smarter transportation apps? On July 11th, you’re invited to attend the “Future of Mobility” Forum convened by the Regional Transportation Alliance of SWPA (RTA) at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater. Come out and learn how new technological developments are changing how transportation systems operate.

Attend the Mobility is a Civil Right Townhall on June 30th

Attend the Mobility is a Civil Right Townhall on June 30th

Transportation justice is the belief that all neighborhoods and communities should have access to safe, reliable, and affordable transportation options. Having good alternatives to cars — such as public transit, bikes, and safe sidewalks — helps to ensure that everyone can access employment opportunities, decent schools and affordable housing. Additionally, less reliance on cars, reduces pollution. Transportation justice also seeks to ensure that everyone — including those with disabilities, the elderly, children, and low-income residents — all have equal access to good mobility.

Pittsburgh Bicentennial Parade, Concert & Fireworks Set for Saturday, July 9, 2016

Pittsburgh Bicentennial Parade, Concert & Fireworks Set for Saturday, July 9, 2016

PITTSBURGH, PA (June 23, 2016) Organizers of the Pittsburgh Bicentennial Celebration are welcoming all residents of the greater Pittsburgh region to come Downtown for Bicentennial events throughout the day on Saturday, July 9.

How Would You Improve Your Community?

How Would You Improve Your Community?

Neighborhood Allies believes that no one knows a community as well as the people who live in them. Their Love My Neighbor! Grant Program (led by the Grassroots Grantmaking Committee) gives residents in target communities the chance to create a project that will both improve their neighborhood and engage their fellow neighbors. The grants range in size from $500 to $2,500 and Love My Neighbor! provides the necessary resources and technical assistance directly to residents.

Federal Reserve Board Seeks Members for its Community Advisory Council

Federal Reserve Board Seeks Members for its Community Advisory Council

The Federal Reserve System (or the Fed) is our country’s central banking system. Its functions include conducting the nation’s monetary policy, supervising and regulating banks and other financial institutions, maintaining the stability of the financial system and containing systemic risk, and providing financial services to the U.S. government. It’s comprised of the Board of Governors (Federal Reserve Board), located in Washington, D.C. and appointed by the president, and 12 regional Federal Reserve Banks. In 2015, the Federal Reserve Board created the Community Advisory Council (CAC).

City, County & Pittsburgh Penguins to Host Stanley Cup Victory Parade Wednesday

City, County & Pittsburgh Penguins to Host Stanley Cup Victory Parade Wednesday

PITTSBURGH, PA (June 13, 2016) – The City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County today announced that a victory parade for the 2016 Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins will take place in downtown on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 11:30 a.m.

Citiparks Outdoor Pools to Open Tuesday, June 14

Citiparks Outdoor Pools to Open Tuesday, June 14

PITTSBURGH, PA (June 9, 2016) – On Tuesday, June 14, Citiparks will open 16 outdoor swimming pools for the summer season and six spray parks will begin daily operation.

Mayor’s Office, URA Announce Second Installment of “Next 3 Days”

Mayor’s Office, URA Announce Second Installment of “Next 3 Days”

Hilltop Neighborhoods of Mt. Washington and Allentown to be featured June 17-19

PITTSBURGH, PA (June 8, 2016) – The Office of Mayor William Peduto and the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA), in partnership with NEXTPittsburgh announced today that the second installment of the NEXT 3 Days (N3D) event series will take place June 17 – 19, 2016 in the city’s Hilltop neighborhoods of Mt. Washington and Allentown.

Notice2POTUS Essay Contest for Generation iGen

Notice2POTUS Essay Contest for Generation iGen

What would you write in a letter to the next President of the United States? The race for president is uppermost on many minds right now. BMe — a national network of people committed to build caring and prosperous communities inspired by Black men — has invited youth ages 14 to 24 (Generation iGen) to participate in the 2016 presidential race by means of their Notice2POTUS essay contest. Participants are asked to articulate their concerns and recommendations for addressing a targeted issue.

Find Out What’s New at the Uptown Community Meeting

Find Out What’s New at the Uptown Community Meeting

Uptown Partners of Pittsburgh will hold their quarterly community meeting on Wednesday, June 1st at 6:00 p.m. The meeting is for Uptown residents, businesses, institutions, and those with a general interest in the neighborhood. Please note that due to the Penguins Stanley Cup Game tomorrow, the meeting has been moved to 300 Gist Street at the former Forbes Auto Body Shop (instead of being held at 710 Fifth Avenue as previously announced). The meeting will end in time for the start of the game at 8:00 p.m.!