An ambitious energy project in Homewood powers up

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette March 17, 2017 By Daniel Moore The canopy of solar panels was erected several months ago along a barren stretch of Fleury Way in Homewood. Then came the bioshelter — a gleaming cabin-sized structure that attracted curious stares from neighbors passing by. Now, power is flowing from the panels to the greenhouse, feeding […]

Pittsburgh Land Bank 101: What you need to know about the blight program

The Incline March 15, 2017 by Sarah Anne Hughes In early 2014, Pittsburgh City Council voted to create a land bank, a program that takes blighted property and vacant lots and returns it to the community — and tax rolls.Now, nearly three years later, the land bank’s board has released draft policies and procedures proposed to […]

Pittsburgh Inclusive Innovation Week

March 31 – April 7 Join the Pittsburgh Department of Innovation & Performance to celebrate a week of inclusive innovation throughout the City. The mission is to promote people to come together through a series of networking events, panel discussions and dialogue centered around innovation. #WeInnovatePGH Click here for a full schedule of events. For […]

Free Soil Lead Screening and Other Resources

Soil lead contamination is a serious problem in Pittsburgh. If you are concerned your soil may be contaminated, contact the organizations below for information and free soil screening: The Conservation District’s first free soil screening event for the season will be held from noon to 3 p.m. March 18 in partnership with Grow Pittsburgh at […]

Mayor Peduto Issues Executive Orders on Affordable Housing

  Moves follow recommendations from Task Force in 2016 ; Further housing orders relating to building affordable housing to be released tomorrow PITTSBURGH, PA (February 14, 2017) Mayor William Peduto today issued two executive orders to begin implementing recommendations by the City’s Affordable Housing Task Force, covering ways to protect people from losing their housing. “My administration is committed to creating […]

Ford investing $1 billion in Pittsburgh autonomous research company

February 10, 2017 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette By Daniel Moore and Ed Blazina There soon could be another self-driving car in town. Ford announced on Friday that it is investing $1 billion over the next five years in Argo AI, a Pittsburgh-based company that will develop a virtual driver system for a self-driving vehicle the automaker hopes […]

A new report highlights the needs of Pittsburgh’s vulnerable communities.

  The Incline by Sarah Anne Hughes It focused on public safety, affordable housing, family outcomes, businesses and organizations, education and employment. Meetings with more than 400 Pittsburgh residents informed a new report on the needs of the city’s most vulnerable communities and recommendations about how to address the issues. The report, commissioned by the Pittsburgh […]

Pets parade in Homewood for opening of new shelter

January 23, 2017 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette by Linda Wilson Fuoco Five dogs and two puppies had their day today, parading down the middle of Hamilton Avenue from their old shelter in Larimer to the new $15 million shelter in Homewood that will be operated by the two merged shelters now known as Animal Rescue League/Western PA […]