PittsburghTODAY http://wesa.fm en 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