Doug Heuck http://wesa.fm en Pittsburgh Region Saw Flat Job Growth in 2013 http://wesa.fm/post/pittsburgh-region-saw-flat-job-growth-2013 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Preliminary jobs numbers released this week by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show virtually flat job growth for the Pittsburgh region in 2013, adding just 400 jobs for the year.</span></p><p>Pittsburgh TODAY, a nonprofit research organization housed at the University of Pittsburgh, <a href="http://www.pittsburghtoday.org/view_economy_job_growth_view1.html">compared the seven-county Pittsburgh region to other similar metropolitan areas</a> across the Midwest and East Coast, and found that the Steel City fared worst in terms of job growth.</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 15:30:09 +0000 Liz Reid 26050 at http://wesa.fm Pittsburgh Region Saw Flat Job Growth in 2013 Transportation & Immigration Lack in Pittsburgh, According to Regional Report http://wesa.fm/post/transportation-immigration-lack-pittsburgh-according-regional-report <p>Compared to geographically similar cities around the country, Pittsburgh surfaces as a highly innovative city with some complex demographic problems.</p><p><a href="http://www.pittsburghtoday.org/">Pittsburgh Today</a> Director Doug Heuck and his team <a href="http://www.pittsburghtoday.org/specialreports/PghTodayTomorrow2014.pdf">studied </a>the makeup of benchmark regions like Milwaukee, Detroit and Richmond and found that Pittsburgh has numerable encouraging qualities, but lacks many important elements some residents find essential to city life.</p><p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 22:23:39 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 25332 at http://wesa.fm Transportation & Immigration Lack in Pittsburgh, According to Regional Report 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 How Can Pittsburgh Be More Liveable? http://wesa.fm/post/how-can-pittsburgh-be-more-liveable <p></p><p>Pittsburgh has been on a number of lists praising its livability. However, a new regional study titled <a href="http://bit.ly/15jczq7">Pittsburgh Today &amp; Tomorrow</a>, finds city residents have a number of concerns when it comes to the quality of life. We'll discuss those concerns with Pittsburgh Quarterly publisher <strong>Doug Heuck</strong> and reporter <strong>Jeffery Fraser</strong>. Tue, 19 Mar 2013 01:00:00 +0000 Heather McClain 3544 at http://wesa.fm How Can Pittsburgh Be More Liveable?