3:30 am
Mon December 23, 2013

A Snapshot of the Pittsburgh Region at Year's End

Pittsburgh is doing well, but has room to improve.

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.

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Environment & Energy
12:05 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Survey Says: Most Pittsburghers Favor Environment over Economy

A new survey by the University of Pittsburgh and PittsburghTODAY found that 65 percent of the region’s citizens view air quality as either a minor problem, or not a problem at all.

This is despite continually low air quality rankings by the American Lung Association.

Doug Heuck, Director of PittsburghTODAY, said many people mistakenly think that because they can’t see the air pollution, it’s not there.

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Economy & Business
1:27 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

New Building Permits Increase

A Census Bureau report 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%.  

Doug Heuck, 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.

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