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  • “Walk Proud” on Crosswalks that Celebrate Pedestrians

    Pedestrian crosswalks are taking on a life of their own! Creative designs are specifically tailored to celebrate pedestrians and walkability, while protecting them from inattentive motorists. Beyond that, the new…

  • Clues Emerge in the Search for Affordable Housing

    The search for affordable housing continues, as prices continue to rise nationwide.  A key challenge to the quest for affordable housing is that existing homeowners want the price of their…

  • Building Towns and Cities for Healthy Lifestyles

    Getting enough exercise considerably reduces health risks and improves mood, strength, and quality of life. An increased overall quality of life sounds appealing, so why are a large number of…

  • Self-Driving Technology and the Driverless City

    At the center of self-driving technology, Pittsburgh is perched in the midst of what could be the future for cities across the US.  Among the fears stirred by autonomous vehicles,…

  • The Rebirth of Shopping Malls-A New Possibility

    Shopping malls can take up massive amounts of space. So with interest in them waning and many of them falling victim to vacancy and disrepair, what can be done?  Taking…

  • Finding Pennsylvania’s Solar Future

    Clean, renewable solar energy is a vital to economic growth, environmental protection, and electrical grid resiliency in Pennsylvania. Finding Pennsylvania’s Solar Future is a 2017-2019 statewide planning project being led…

  • Taking Blight into Your Own Hands

    In the Pittsburgh’s Northside, neighbors took matters into their own hands under the State’s Blighted and Abandoned Property Conservatorship law by acquiring a deteriorating and dangerous property next to their…

  • The Mythical Link Between Immigrants and High Crime Rates

    A large body of research, however, finds no link between immigration and high crime rates, with some studies suggesting places with more immigrants actually enjoy slightly lower crime rates. Still, critics often contend that illegal immigration leads to more crime as research has generally failed…

  • Inclusionary Housing Policy Attracts Millennials

    The fact is, in many metro areas, people who never considered themselves “low-income” are finding themselves priced out of the housing market altogether. Teachers, nurses, cops and accountants are just a few of those feeling the squeeze. If you’re a millennial working in customer service and eyeing that studio apartment near work and a transit stop…