PlanPGH http://wesa.fm en Project Aims to Make Use of Pittsburgh's Empty Space http://wesa.fm/post/project-aims-make-use-pittsburghs-empty-space <p>It’s 1950 in the city of Pittsburgh — the population is more than 600,000, and Pittsburgh is the Steel City.</p><p>Fast forward 60 years — the population is half as large, and Pittsburgh is working to become a “green” city.</p><p>The shrunken population has left once crowded neighborhoods with empty plots and less money from tax revenue to maintain those spaces and local parks.</p><p>“Given the times, there’s not enough resources to go around, so we’re trying to look at our parks and how we could manage it better,” said Director of City Planning Noor Ismail.</p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Jessica Nath 14448 at http://wesa.fm TALKPGH Pittsburgh's First Mobile Talk Show http://wesa.fm/post/talkpgh-pittsburghs-first-mobile-talk-show <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Throughout the month of April, an odd looking truck serving as a mobile talk show set drove to each of the Pittsburgh's 90 neighborhoods to interview residents.&nbsp; </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.planpgh.com/talkpgh/">TALKPGH </a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">is a collection of stories and opinions structured like a show. It's part of </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.planpgh.com/">PLANPGH</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Pittsburgh's comprehensive game plan for growth. Assistant Producer </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Nina Sarnelle</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Pittsburgh Public Art Manager </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Morton Brown</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> talk about the common threads they found, and the challenges of recording a mobile talk show on the streets of Pittsburgh.</span></p><p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 23:50:18 +0000 Heather McClain 8781 at http://wesa.fm TALKPGH Pittsburgh's First Mobile Talk Show