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Be Part of the Public Space + Public Life Survey

Be Part of the Public Space + Public Life Survey

You can help create a “Downtown for All.” On Wednesday, October 21st and Saturday, October 24th, you can make your voice heard as part of the Public Space + Public Life Survey. Representatives from Gehl Studio, Envision Downtown, and volunteers will be conducting a survey–a count of where people are and what they are doing–to help better understand who uses Downtown Pittsburgh’s public spaces, and what they do there. The findings will be used to understand and improve public spaces in Downtown Pittsburgh and benchmark their success.

Visit Solar Homes and Enjoy the After Party at the Pittsburgh Solar Tour

Visit Solar Homes and Enjoy the After Party at the Pittsburgh Solar Tour

October is National Solar Tour month at the American Solar Energy Society (ASES), so tours and open houses are being held across the country now. In our region, October 17th will see the fifth annual Pittsburgh Solar Tour. The tour gives participants the chance to tour both featured solar installations and open houses.

Don’t Miss Maker Faire Pittsburgh!

Don’t Miss Maker Faire Pittsburgh!

On Saturday, October 10th and Sunday October 11th, come out and celebrate the Maker Movement at Maker Faire Pittsburgh. The Maker Movement is an extension of DIY culture and includes technology, art, craft, electronics, engineering, and other projects created by makers themselves. Maker Faire Pittsburgh is designed to be a community-based learning event that inspires you to become a maker yourself!

Check Out These Fun, Outdoor, Evening Adventures for Families

Check Out These Fun, Outdoor, Evening Adventures for Families

The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy once again is offering events that bring families outdoors for fall fun. The annual Bump in the Night and Night Explorers events celebrate the life and sounds of the parks at night. They also offer a nice alternative to spooky events commonly found at this time of year which are sometimes hard for little ones to handle.

City Sponsored Steel City Codefest App ‘PGH.st’ Connects Residents with Refuse/Recycling Pickup

City Sponsored Steel City Codefest App ‘PGH.st’ Connects Residents with Refuse/Recycling Pickup

PITTSBURGH, PA (September 29, 2015) The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) along with the City of Pittsburgh announced today the official launch of PGH.st, a City-sponsored app created to help tame the complexity of the trash and recycling collections schedule for City residents.

Register Now for Pittsburgh Blight Bootcamp!

Register Now for Pittsburgh Blight Bootcamp!

There are more than 50,000 vacant houses in Allegheny County according to the most recently available data from the 2010 census. Too many of these houses have succumbed to blight. According to Department of Permits, Licenses & Inspections Director Maura Kennedy in a WESA article, “Blight can spread like a weed.” “But the opposite is also true,” she said. “Once you start holding people accountable and forcing change it’s really exciting to see the spread of dumpsters and people painting their porches and reinvesting in their community.”

Mayor William Peduto Announces Free Afterschool Meal Program

Mayor William Peduto Announces Free Afterschool Meal Program

PITTSBURGH, PA (September 24, 2015) – Over a meal of mini twin cheeseburgers, whole fruit juice cup, fresh baby carrots and fat free chocolate milk, Mayor William Peduto broke bread with a group of students today at Ammon Recreation Center to launch the city’s free afterschool meals program.

Mayor, Chief of Staff To Attend Welcome Ceremony For Pope Francis At White House

Mayor, Chief of Staff To Attend Welcome Ceremony For Pope Francis At White House

PITTSBURGH, PA (Sept. 23, 2015) – Mayor William Peduto and Chief of Staff Kevin Acklin will be honored guests today at the White House Arrival Ceremony honoring His Holiness Pope Francis.

My Brother’s Keeper Pittsburgh, Allegheny County To Host Two Public Forums

My Brother’s Keeper Pittsburgh, Allegheny County To Host Two Public Forums

PITTSBURGH, PA  (September 17, 2015) – Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh are hosting two Deliberative Forums on the My Brother’s Keeper Local Action Plan to provide a more robust way for community members to give feedback on the recommendations listed in the plan.

Speak Out at the Pittsburgh Clean Power Plan Listening Session

Speak Out at the Pittsburgh Clean Power Plan Listening Session

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced earlier this month that they will hold fourteen listening sessions on the federal Clean Power Plan to give Pennsylvanians the chance to comment on the plan to cut carbon pollution. The idea is to prepare a plan customized for PA that will still be in compliance with the federal plan. Pittsburgh is set to host a hearing next week at CMU on Tuesday, September 21st at 6:00 p.m.