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2017 National Brownfields Training Conference

The National Brownfields Training Conference is the premier brownfields and land revitalization event. Attendees will enjoy opportunities to participate in training events, observe success stories first hand during mobile workshops, listen to experts regarding best practices for meeting brownfields challenges, and network with thousands of other stakeholders. December 5-7, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Learn more... Read more

3 Rivers Wet Weather Sewer Conference

​The variety of sessions that are planned for you this year will cover the gamut of wet weather topics, including updates on the region’s progress, lessons learned locally and nationally, and where Pennsylvania is headed as they continue their steady momentum in attacking this complex issue.There is a fee. Monroeville, PA Learn more... Read more

Pittsburgh Urban Farm Aims to Combine Housing and Healthy Eating

​ The Hilltop Alliance, a nonprofit community advocacy group that works in 11 south Pittsburgh neighborhoods, began the long and arduous process of reinventing the now-vacant St. Clair Village site. Their vision: a 23-acre urban farm and a new affordable housing development. Read more... Read more

Lehigh Students Bring Pop-Up Parklets to Bethlehem

Parklets in major cities like Philadelphia and San Francisco can run $40,000 a pop, a price tag that’s hard to swallow for business owners in smaller cities like Bethlehem. When a student in her urban planning workshop pitched the idea of parklets for South Bethlehem, they started wondering how to make the structures more affordable. Read more... Read more

More Citified ‘Main Streets’ Coming to a Suburb Near You

Imagine if your bank, favorite restaurant and home were all in one place. The King of Prussia Town Center is one of these communities. It’s one of several such complexes in the Philadelphia region that developers are building or have built to resemble traditional town centers to fill the growing demand for one-stop environments. Read more... Read more

Philly Proposal Looks Ahead to Less Affordable Future

​Philadelphia celebrated its 10th straight year of population gains in 2016, according to census data. But compared to other big U.S. cities, Philly’s 21st-century rebound has been modest, and taken as a whole, the city has a long way to go before it confronts the affordability crises plaguing places like San Francisco and New York. Read more... Read more

As Green Infrastructure Pioneers, Philadelphia is Primed for Workforce Development

​Philadelphia has embarked on a multi-generational, multi-billion-dollar program that is not only addressing stormwater runoff and sewer overflows, but providing new job opportunities, better preparing the city for climate change, and creating neighborhoods that are greener, more vibrant places for our residents to live, learn, work and play. Read more... Read more
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