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October 06, 2016

Smart Growth advocate: ‘Aspire to build places people love’

Smart growth means, in part, that cities are designed so that everything we need and want are within walkable distances or connected to good transit service and that the environmental amenities that go with it — bike lanes, street trees — contribute to our health and our wallets. They favor density and people of all incomes. . .You know these places when you see them. They produce automatic smiles. They are places I like to think of as delicious. Not twee or frou-frou, not with flower boxes in every window, but places that have rhythm and grace, places that make you look around instead of hurrying through. Places that are interesting.

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Sustainability News

Dine Out; Win Prizes! Now thru 10/9

Almost One-Third of Major Sources of Air Pollution in Southwestern PA Do Not Have a Current Operating Permit

Pennsylvania Supreme Court rightly rules for transparency

New Map Illustrates Clean Energy’s Broad Reach in Pa.

To anyone who rides the bus in Pittsburgh: PA turnpike debt is threatening your commute

What are the Secrets to a Long, Healthy Life? From Japan’s Longest-Lived Prefecture, Nagano

Whose country is it, anyway?

The dos and don’ts of CR reporting

Why the SDGs are leading a global transformation

Business action on the SDGs: Insights from GSK

International art show features masterpieces from Pittsburgh Public students, teachers

Re:NEW Festival wraps up with tons on tap

 

Events

Oct 27
Green Workplace Challenge Workshop #4: Total Materials Management

Sep 09 - Oct 09
Re:NEW Festival – now thru 10/9

Oct 07 - Oct 08
Blight Bootcamp Conference 2016

Oct 12 - Oct 13
18th Annual 3 Rivers Wet Weather Sewer Conference

Oct 12
Call for Input: PUMP Public Policy Agenda

Oct 14
The 2016 Equity Summit

Oct 16
Pittsburgh Food Day

Oct 18 - Oct 19
p4 Conference

Oct 20
ULI Pittsburgh 4th Annual Placemaking Awards for Excellence

Oct 20
YOUR VOTE SHOULD COUNT: Why it doesn’t, and what you can do about it.

Oct 21
Drug Take Back Day

Oct 21
Workforce development in the tri-state region’s STEM sectors: considering issues over the horizon and practical solutions

Oct 22
Backyard Ecology, A permaculture approach to gardening

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Henry L. Hillman Foundation

Richard King Mellon Foundation

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