Sustainable City Network Magazine, Vol. 19, is a compilation of the most popular articles on sCityNetwork.com in the first quarter of 2016. (PDF)
In this issue, we continue our Leaderboard Series with a profile of Pittsburgh, Penn., a city that lost half its population in the 1980s when the steel and electronics industries collapsed, leaving behind multiple 100-acre brownfield sites where mills and factories once stood. Today, Pittsburgh has rebounded in a big way with new, high-tech employers like Google, Uber, Apple, Intel, IBM and others who represent a combined annual payroll of $20.7 billion, nearly 34 percent of the region’s wages. With dozens of colleges and universities, the Pittsburgh metro area attracts a young, educated workforce that is helping to drive tremendous economic growth and sustainable living.
In our cover story, you’ll meet Pittsburgh’s Chief Resilience Officer Grant Ervin, who describes how the city has made such an amazing comeback, from one of the most polluted places on earth to a city often heralded as one of the “most livable” today. Ervin will also be featured in an upcoming free Sustainable City Network webinar (sign up for the live event or download the recording afterwards at http://sCityNetwork.com/Pittsburgh/).
In other top stories: Learn how to repurpose decommissioned office furniture and equipment so it doesn’t end up in the landfill; find out how the city of Portland is integrating social equity into its policy making processes; and find out how philanthropy is helping to finance sustainability.
Other articles in this issue focus on climate change; wild fire prevention; the effects ice storms have on forests; the latest on community choice aggregation; and best practices for accommodating pedestrians in active work zones.
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