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Pittsburgh 2030 District Exceeds All Three Reduction Targets

Pittsburgh 2030 District Exceeds All Three Reduction Targets

April 29th, 2016

Pittsburgh leads 12 international 2030 District Cities in Size and Progress. 2015 achievements, measured performance results revealed in Progress Report.  The Pittsburgh 2030 District, a strategic initiative of Green Building Alliance with boundaries in Downtown Pittsburgh and Oakland, announced on[...]

Green Schools Prepare Students for 21st Century Challenges

Green Schools Prepare Students for 21st Century Challenges

April 27th, 2016

The Pittsburgh region’s health and vitality is inextricably connected to the quality and effectiveness of our education system. Not only is it critical to fostering the homegrown talent that makes our region thrive, but it also cultivates employees and citizens who are prepared to tackle 21st centur[...]

Why Wouldn’t a City Want to be More Flexible, Adaptable, and Resilient?

Why Wouldn’t a City Want to be More Flexible, Adaptable, and Resilient?

April 22nd, 2016

I had the privilege of attending the Build Pittsburgh conference yesterday hosted by the AIA. The theme this year was focused around resilient design.  Resilience is increasingly becoming a buzzword for Pittsburgh, and for a good reason. Pittsburgh was recently selected as one of 100 Cities to part[...]

City of Pittsburgh's Role in a Sustainable and Resilient Economy: The Inside Scoop

City of Pittsburgh's Role in a Sustainable and Resilient Economy: The Inside Scoop

April 22nd, 2016

The City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Innovation and Performance aims to transform Pittsburgh into a world-class city through the intersection of technology, sustainability, and performance. Grant Ervin, the City’s Chief Resilience Officer, leads the Department and we had the opportunity to pick hi[...]

Two Perspectives, Two Captivating Stories, and One Energized Audience

Two Perspectives, Two Captivating Stories, and One Energized Audience

April 18th, 2016

The Inspire Speakers Series lecture on April 14 was an energetic, moving discussion about balancing education, economics and equity. The words “transformative,” “triple-bottom-line,” “equity” and others have all become buzzwords. Emcee Majestic Lane challenged us to think about what they actually me[...]

 

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