These Days, ‘We Aren’t Innovating in Isolated Business Parks’

“Smart, long-term bets” are vital for economic development, according to Bruce Katz, centennial scholar at the Brookings Institution. And those bets are best when clustered in revitalizing cities.

These U.S. Regions Could Be First in Line for Hyperloop Expansion

Hyperloop One is eyeing four routes in the Midwest, Colorado, Texas and Florida in addition to six more outside the country.

Simulating Scenarios for Killer Smog Conditions in Pittsburgh

Predictive analytics are getting better at profiling the clinical impact of air- and heat-related emergencies, as well as the stress they place on response infrastructure.

Pittsburgh Corrects Trump Claim About City's View on Climate Change

“I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris,” Trump said Thursday. But the city voted 80 percent in favor of Hillary Clinton in November.

How Resilient Cities Need to Plan for an Influx of Migrants

Urban areas internationally will assume another 2.5 billion refugees and internally displaced persons by 2050, and few of them are ready.

There May Be a Good Reason Pittsburgh Kept Its Body Camera Policies Under Wraps

In the eight categories from a Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights scorecard, local law enforcement in Steel City get one passing mark.

Pittsburgh Mayor Has Harsh Words for Uber on Its ‘Moral Obligation’

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Distracted driving deaths in Colorado; Massachusetts city calls for Trump impeachment; and Florida governor’s prosecutorial intervention.

Pittsburgh’s New Resilience Strategy Confronts Inequity, Infrastructure Stresses

The Western Pennsylvania city might not face severe weather shocks as often as others do, but residential segregation and deferred maintenance have left “Steel City” plenty to contend with.

A Controversial Police Chief's Parting Words With His Profession

Cameron McLay just resigned from his post as Pittsburgh’s police chief—right when urban policing is about to get a lot more interesting.

Download Our New Ebook: Challenges and Opportunities for Data-Driven Local Governments

Included are stories about the use of data in the governments of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; Kansas City, Missouri; Syracuse, New York; and New Orleans.

Pittsburgh Launches New ‘Burgh’s Eye View’ Online Map Tool for City Data

The city plans to “open source” the computer code for the application in the coming weeks, offering a way for other local governments to replicate the project.

Navigator Award Finalists: Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and Team

In Pennsylvania's second-largest city, a growing tech sector is driving the wheels of innovation. But so is city hall.

Time to Downsize Pittsburgh’s Desolate Airport?; North Dakotans Will Vote on Medical Marijuana

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: 311 spat at New York City Hall; more violence in Chicago; and 50th anniversary for North America’s longest continuous truss bridge.

Pittsburgh Selects 3 Startups to Work With the City Under a New Pilot Program

With PGH Lab, “we are excited to see this relationship deepen through active prototyping,” said the city’s chief innovation and performance officer.

How Large of an Impact Do Immigrants Have on Pittsburgh’s Regional Economy?

New research “is a great reminder of how vital the growing immigrant and Latino community is to our region’s future success and stability,” according to Mayor Bill Peduto.

Cities Vying for $50 Million in USDOT Smart City Challenge Make Final Pitches

“It’s really started a wave of innovative thought in transportation,” Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said of the grant competition.

Emergence as Regional Tech Hub Reflected in Pittsburgh’s Smart City Challenge Bid

“Pittsburgh was based on steel and the economy was based upon getting product to market,” says Mayor Bill Peduto. “Our new economy is based upon getting people to workplace.”

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