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Pittsburgh is the perfect place to talk infrastructure, Buttigieg says

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said that while infrastructure was the theme of his visit, “the point of this plan is jobs.”

By Margaret J. Krauss/WESA

Forget the wrecking ball — Pittsburgh officials will test out deconstruction

Deconstruction can be a costlier and more time-consuming process than swinging a wrecking ball, but Mayor Bill Peduto said that the long-term benefits make it a win.

By Margaret J. Krauss/WESA

Soon Pittsburgh’s Housing Opportunity Fund will have to be more choosy

While the Urban Redevelopment Authority had created a scoring sheet to evaluate proposals, advisory board member Mark Masterson said that got put aside.

By Margaret J. Krauss/WESA

How southwestern Pennsylvania is rethinking transportation

The coronavirus pandemic may mean a significant shift in how southwestern Pennsylvania’s planning agency approaches its work.

By Margaret J. Krauss/WESA

Pittsburgh officials brace for possible protests ahead of inauguration day

Trump extremists have reportedly singled out Pittsburgh, Columbus, Ohio, and state capitals across the country as potential targets.

By Margaret J. Krauss/WESA

Cannabis proving to be a boon to Pa., but state and federal constraints remain

In just three years the state’s medical marijuana industry has exploded.

By Margaret J. Krauss/WESA

Creating a city for all requires rethinking how land is used, Pittsburgh officials say

Over the next 12 months City Planning will seek resident input on what is and isn’t working in their neighborhoods.

By Margaret J. Krauss/WESA

It’s Not Just You: There Really Are More People Riding Bikes

National, county, and city data reflect an increased appetite for bikes. According to analytics company Streetlight Data, bike miles in the Pittsburgh region saw up to a 19 percent increase in May 2020.

By Margaret J. Krauss/WESA
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