The world is getting smaller and Amizade’s The Global Switchboard aims to facilitate that trend. Pittsburgh has dozens of social-profit organizations which work on global/local connections. The Global Switchboard will provide a shared-space, community-oriented, work center for organizations and individuals involved in global engagement.
Many of our communities are powerless today to slum landlords, vacant buildings and blighted properties. They invite crime and neglect into our neighborhoods, robbing them of their promise and pushing them to the brink.
There is a bill before City Council right now that would revolutionize our ability to recycle abandoned, neglected properties and put them back into productive use.
I am asking you to e-mail City Council today and tell them that we need the Land Bank Bill to pass.
The Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group (PCRG) advocates for equitable policies and adequate resources to build vibrant and strong urban neighborhoods. As part of PCRG’s mission, they will be presenting the 4th Annual Community Development Summit in Pittsburgh on May 14th and 15th. The summit brings together community and economic development professionals, lenders, public officials, developers, planners, and others–more than 500 in all–who care about building and sustaining healthy, vibrant, and sustainable communities.
Mayor and top administrators invite Hilltop residents to share ideas, concerns
PITTSBURGH, PA – (April 3, 2014) This Monday evening Mayor William Peduto and his top staff will meet personally with residents to hear — and act upon — their ideas and concerns about City government issues.
Joining Gov. Tom Corbett and other partners, Mayor William Peduto today lauded an additional $5 million in state funding for the ongoing East Liberty Transit Center.
“This project is about more than East Liberty — it creates another ladder of opportunity to rebuild neighborhoods next door,” Mayor Peduto said.
Troy Hill street reopens Monday & street sweeping program begins Tuesday.
Mayor William Peduto today announced the 18 organizations that will receive funding for the sixth round of the Love Your Block (LYB) grant program, a servePGH initiative. Through the block revitalization program, in partnership with The Home Depot Foundation, the City awards $2,000 to purchase supplies and tools to implement a block improvement project that mobilizes community volunteers to transform blighted lots into community assets. Additionally, a special $3,000 prize will be given to the organization that carries out the most successful block transformation, according to identified criteria. Spring project implementation will take place from April 15 to June 30, 2014.
The American Architectural Foundation has selected Pittsburgh and the Saw Mill Run Integrated Watershed Management Project to participate in the 2014 Sustainable Cities Design Academy.
Mayor William Peduto and U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle will hold a press conference on Tuesday, March 18, in Homewood to kick off the final drive for Affordable Care Act enrollment.
In conjunction with meetings by the National League of Cities, Mayor William Peduto is addressing a meeting on Cities Expanding Children’s Access to Health Care. Excerpts of his remarks are below.