PittsburghTODAY http://wesa.fm en Pittsburgh Housing Survey Details Ownership Rates, Neighborhood Diversity http://wesa.fm/post/pittsburgh-housing-survey-details-ownership-rates-neighborhood-diversity <p>“Obviously beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” concludes Jeff Fraser, senior editor for the benchmarking agency PittsburghTODAY, which asked Pittsburghers to assess the condition of their homes.</p><p>“When people rate their own homes, they tend to rate them much higher than the city does,” Fraser said. But when we also asked people to rate the conditions of the houses and buildings in their neighborhood other than their own, they tend to be a much harsher critic of their neighbors’ homes and buildings.”</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 11:48:54 +0000 Kevin Gavin 29746 at http://wesa.fm A Snapshot of the Pittsburgh Region at Year's End http://wesa.fm/post/snapshot-pittsburgh-region-years-end <p>Pittsburgh is doing well, but has room to improve.</p><p>That's the take away from a recent document by Pittsburgh Today. The regional indicator project that compares the city to 14 other benchmark cities.</p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 08:30:00 +0000 Larkin Page-Jacobs 21767 at http://wesa.fm Survey Says: Most Pittsburghers Favor Environment over Economy http://wesa.fm/post/survey-says-most-pittsburghers-favor-environment-over-economy <p>A new survey by the <a href="http://www.pitt.edu">University of Pittsburgh</a> and <a href="http://pittsburghtoday.org/">PittsburghTODAY</a> found that 65 percent of the region’s citizens view air quality as either a minor problem, or not a problem at all.</p><p>This is despite continually low air quality rankings by the <a href="http://www.stateoftheair.org/2013/city-rankings/most-polluted-cities.html">American Lung Association</a>.</p><p>Doug Heuck, Director of PittsburghTODAY, said many people mistakenly think that because they can’t see the air pollution, it’s not there.</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 16:05:31 +0000 Liz Reid 18934 at http://wesa.fm New Building Permits Increase http://wesa.fm/post/new-building-permits-increase <p></p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.pittsburghtoday.org/view_BuildingPermits1.html">A Census Bureau report</a> has revealed that new, private, residential building permits in the Pittsburgh region totaled 3,717 in 2012—800 more than in 2011, or an increase of 20%. &nbsp;</p><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Doug </span>Heuck<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Director of PittsburghTODAY in Pitt’s University Center for Social and Urban Research, says the numbers are a good sign that housing activity, one of the most important sectors of the regional economy, is picking up.</span></p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 18:27:58 +0000 Charlee Song 1275 at http://wesa.fm