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A Toast to Civic Dialogue

A Toast to Civic Dialogue

October 16th, 2017

2017 has been a rough year for the world. Just this month, wildfires, hurricanes, and civil war competed for international attention, as if suffering can be measured in degrees of trauma. No one has been untouched by hardship, and there is a palpable weariness in the public conscience. Devastatio[...]

Amazon's HQ2 Makes a Compelling Case for Urban Sustainability

Amazon's HQ2 Makes a Compelling Case for Urban Sustainability

October 9th, 2017

In early September, America’s ubiquitous e-retailer dangled an enormous carrot in front of all city governments -- $5 billion in investment, 50,000 high paying jobs, and a boost to every horizontal industry needed to support the largest company in the U.S.  Amazon’s HQ2 request is unusually transp[...]

The Silver Lining: Majestic Lane

The Silver Lining: Majestic Lane

October 2nd, 2017

“How can people of all races, ages, and backgrounds see Pittsburgh as a city that makes them strong, a city that opens their eyes to global realities, while still being on the ground?” As the City of Pittsburgh's Deputy Chief of Neighborhood Empowerment, Majestic Lane supports the health and vibranc[...]

Passive House Signed, (Thermally) Sealed, and Delivered

Passive House Signed, (Thermally) Sealed, and Delivered

September 25th, 2017

We did it (insert exuberant emoji here)! In collaboration with our amazing set of partners, GBA has successfully delivered the first locally taught Passive House training in Western Pennsylvania--40 hours and five jam-packed days taught by Western Pennsylvanians themselves. Before we do a little[...]

Green Roof, Sailor, Soldier, Light

Green Roof, Sailor, Soldier, Light

September 18th, 2017

Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum hosted the August Partner Meeting for Pittsburgh 2030 District participants. Attendees heard from three presenters on topics from preserving the past to securing our future.   What We Learned: The “nation’s only military memorial dedicated to[...]

 

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