Tag: Sustainability

Attend the City Planning Commission Hearing on Revisions to the Urban Agriculture Zoning Code

Attend the City Planning Commission Hearing on Revisions to the Urban Agriculture Zoning Code

With the rise in interest in city farming, beekeeping, backyard chicken raising and all things agricultural, there has been an equal rise in the need to revise and update city zoning code on urban agriculture. This Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 2:00 p.m., there will be a public hearing on the City Planning Commission’s plans to amend text to the zoning code related to urban agriculture. The meeting will take place at the John P. Robin Civic Building at 200 Ross Street in Pittsburgh.

Mayor & The Home Depot Foundation Announce $200,000 Grant to Help Veteran Homeowners in Pittsburgh

Mayor & The Home Depot Foundation Announce $200,000 Grant to Help Veteran Homeowners in Pittsburgh

Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh will receive funds in support of servePGH’s Sustainable Home Improvement Partnership (SHIP)

PITTSBURGH, PA (June 11, 2014) – Mayor William Peduto today announced that The Home Depot Foundation will provide $200,000 to Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh, a partner with the city’s Sustainable Home Improvement Partnership (SHIP), to expand services to support 28 veterans’ home repairs in the Pittsburgh region.

Cities Are “Charting a New Course for American Liberalism”

Cities Are “Charting a New Course for American Liberalism”

In his “The Revolt of the Cities” piece in The American Prospect, Harold Meyerson explains how cities are “mapping the future of liberalism” by meeting the needs of their citizens that the federal government can’t. You may recall that after the last round of elections in November, President Obama invited a group of newly elected progressive mayors–including Pittsburgh’s own Bill Peduto–to the White House to discuss urban policy. Given the makeup of Congress, proposals such as universal Pre-K don’t stand much of a chance of passing on the federal level. And this is where our urban mayors have been stepping up to try to fill the gap. From education to living-wage ordinances to ensuring oversight of their police, mayors in America’s largest cities are promoting economic and social justice. The article places a heavy emphasis on the City of Pittsburgh and starts out by quoting Mayor Peduto.

Statement by Mayor William Peduto on Earth Day

Statement by Mayor William Peduto on Earth Day

Mayor describes ongoing city efforts to promote environmental sustainability

“Earth Day is a reminder for all us to be conscious and considerate of the world around us, and of the impact that we can make.

Mayor William Peduto and Shade Tree Commission Schedule Tree Giveaway

Mayor William Peduto and Shade Tree Commission Schedule Tree Giveaway

Free Dogwood seedlings available on Earth Day, April 22

Next Tuesday — Earth Day — the City of Pittsburgh will give away free trees during an event on the City-County Building Portico.

Apply for a Scholarship to the 4th Annual Community Development Summit in Pittsburgh

Apply for a Scholarship to the 4th Annual Community Development Summit in Pittsburgh

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 William Peduto Statement on Saw Mill Run Project Grant

Mayor William Peduto Statement on Saw Mill Run Project Grant

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 Peduto Announces Extended Application Period for Love Your Block Program

Mayor Peduto Announces Extended Application Period for Love Your Block Program

Mayor William Peduto today announced that applications have been extended for the spring 2014 Love Your Block grant award program. Applications will now be available until Friday, March 7. This season, the block revitalization program will give organizations $2,000 to purchase supplies and equipment necessary to implement a neighborhood block improvement project that mobilizes community volunteers.

Mayor-Elect Peduto Travels to Seattle to Attend Three Conferences

Mayor-Elect Peduto Travels to Seattle to Attend Three Conferences

In an effort to rebuild Pittsburgh’s presence on the national stage, Mayor-Elect Bill Peduto traveled to Seattle, Washington this week to participate in three major conferences addressing issues from education and public health to the future of urban libraries to the economic sustainability of cities. The Mayor-Elect traveled at the invitation of The Grable Foundation, The Sprout Fund, and The National League of Cities, the latter of which welcomed the City of Pittsburgh back as a member.

Take the 2013 Pittsburgh Solar Tour

Take the 2013 Pittsburgh Solar Tour

Join with PennFuture and their partners, the Sierra Club and SUNWPA, for the 2013 Pittsburgh Solar Tour — a look at Pittsburgh homes and businesses that use solar energy and other green technologies. This year’s tour is on Saturday, October 12th from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There are 22 different locations across Western PA, including the City of Pittsburgh, Mt. Lebanon, Millvale, Aspinwall, Moon Township, Fair Oaks, Saxonburg, Sarver, Rochester, Cheswick, and Bentleyville.