Last Chance to Register for the Second Annual Tree Tender Symposium!

The Pittsburgh City Paper has called Tree Tenders "the national guard of the arborist world: a civilian group taking care of what the pros can't quite get to." On Saturday, July 16th, Tree Pittsburgh will host a Tree Tender Symposium for Tree Tenders from across Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. The symposium will provide the opportunity for Tree Tenders to network with fellow tenders, share strategies for tree advocacy in their neighborhoods, and learn about highlighted projects and neighborhoods for inspiration.

By | July 11th, 2016|Bill Peduto, Environment and Sustainability|4 Comments

Reminder: Pittsburgh Bicentennial Parade, Concert & Fireworks Set For Saturday, July 9, 2016

Stanley Cup appearing in parade, free Healthy Ride bike rentals all day PITTSBURGH, PA (July 7, 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. The day begins with an 11 a.m. parade on Liberty Avenue, starting at 11th Street and ending at Point State Park, continues with a showcase in Market Square, and ends with a concert and fireworks that evening in the park.

By | July 8th, 2016|Arts and Culture, Bill Peduto, Press Release|7 Comments

The Perfect Gift for our City’s 200th Birthday? How About a 660 Acre Park and a Family of Bald Eagles!

The City of Pittsburgh has received a gift in its 200th year far too big to wrap with a bow: 660 acres of parkland known as Hays Woods. Mayor Peduto announced the closing today of the transaction, following negotiations between the City by Pittsburgh Development Group II and Mayor Peduto’s Chief of Staff and URA board chairman Kevin Acklin.

Four City-wide Bike Plan Open Houses to be Held in July

The City of Pittsburgh's Department of City Planning will host four city-wide Bike Plan Open Houses in July to kick-off the public process of updating the existing Bike Plan which was created in 1999. Of course, much has changed since then, including the hiring of a Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator, the addition of protected bike lanes, the opportunity to use high-tech bike shares, and a trail that connects Pittsburgh to Washington D.C. Now, you have the opportunity to help shape the future of biking in Pittsburgh!

By | July 6th, 2016|Bill Peduto, Transportation|15 Comments

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.

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.

By | June 13th, 2016|Arts and Culture, Bill Peduto, Press Release|27 Comments

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.

Get Your Free Tree on Arbor Day!

Friday, April 29th is Arbor Day -- a holiday in which we're all encouraged to plant and care for trees. It was founded in 1872 and an estimated one million trees were planted on the very first Arbor Day. This Arbor Day, Tree Pittsburgh, in partnership with the Pittsburgh Shade Tree Commission, will be celebrating the holiday by holding a tree seedling giveaway in Pittsburgh's Market Square!

By | April 27th, 2016|Bill Peduto, Environment and Sustainability|5 Comments

Four Days of Celebration for “Pittsburgh Earth Day: Steel to Sustainable”

April 22nd is Earth Day, but here in Pittsburgh, we'll be celebrating citywide from Thursday, April 21st to Sunday, April 24th! This year's theme is "Steel to Sustainable" -- honoring our transformation from Steel City to a thriving home for green innovation. Come out and help celebrate all the advancements made in sustainability, technology, and innovation where people live, work, and play!

By | April 20th, 2016|Bill Peduto, Environment and Sustainability|16 Comments