Category: Sustainable Development

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City Council Meetings on the Buncher/Strip Development

If you are interested in learning more about what is happening with the proposed development in the Strip District – this is the project where the Buncher Company would be tearing down part of the Terminal Buildings – then you might want to check out these two meetings. Monday, September 25, 2012 1pm City Council…

CBA Post-Agenda, According to Twitter

Today’s post-agenda on Community Benefit Agreements held in Pittsburgh’s City Council Chambers had some in the audience all a-twitter.  Here’s what happened:

Kevin Acklin on CBAs

Today, City Council held a post-agenda to give residents the opportunity to speak about the issue of Community Benefit Agreements in the City and other recent events. The Acklin campaign posted a video of Kevin Acklin’s remarks: Kevin Acklin: CBA Remarks Before City Council from Acklin for Pittsburgh on Vimeo.

North Shore vs. North Side — Rally July 23

Image via Wikipedia Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondent has the press release from last weeked protest and the PGH Comet has a posts about the protestors that were arrested last week. The protests took place outside the Delmonte headquarters The Delmonte HQ is managed by  Continental Real Estate Continental pays their building service workers poverty wages with no…

Who is benefits from leasing or selling the parking garages?

Image by UtopianLibrary via Flickr Mayor Luke Ravenstahl‘s idea to lease the city’s parking garages (more here) has generated quite a bit of buzz in Pittsburgh and beyond.  The article from the PG was also picked up by Harvard’s Kennedy School here and on the blogs Milwaukee Talkie and Planetizen. This idea has also been…

Did you know there’s a ballot initiative this election?

There is a ballot initiative in Pennsylvania to support a bond issue for water infrastructure. You should support it and here is why. Clean water? Vote ‘yes’ Ballot question targets funding source Sunday, October 26, 2008 BY TANYA DIEROLF On Nov. 4, we will be deciding more than the next president. We in Pennsylvania can…

Reminder! P2 Happy Hour for Obama: All Politics is Local

Join the Progress Pittsburgh PAC for a happy hour (or two) tomorrow, Tuesday, October 21st in support of the Obama campaign. In October, P2 = Pittsburgh + Presidential. We will again be raising funds to support P2pac because all politics is local and we’re gearing up for important elections in 2009. P2PAC is a political…

What is the purpose of public transit?

Again, there’s a really interesting conversation about transit going on over at Nullspace: http://nullspace2.blogspot.com/2008/09/transit-tuesday-metrics-to-be-proud-of.html Chris B. deconstructs some of the “facts” touted in a recent Forbes.com report and P-G article about Pittsburgh being in the top 5 commuter-friendly regions. He points out that the figures that put us in the top 5 are ridership numbers…

CBA Signed in Hill

After a long and persistent effort, residents of the Hill District, united under the One Hill Coalition, finally received a community benefits agreement signed by local elected leadership. This is a very positive step toward more sustainable development in Pittsburgh; CBAs provide a vehicle for community input into large scale development.

Tool includes transportation costs in defining housing affordability

A timely topic, as energy becomes a sharper issue for the American public and we watch changes in consumer behavior hash out against a backdrop of slow-to-change and often contradictory public policy. Will there be any long-term impact on where people choose to live? Well, this index is a project of The Urban Markets Initiative…

The Plight of the Casino

An article in the Wall Street Journal from a year ago illustrates how the proliferation of casinos is not the answer to our public revenue problems. This excerpt from today’s Harrisburg Online demonstrates how the credit crunch is further stunting the anticipated windfall: A Sub-Prime Mess of Another Sort??…construction workers and others are preparing to…

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