In this week's Monday Memo: New “Talking Pittsburgh w/ Mayor Peduto” Podcast and More | All About Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) | Thank You, SEIU 32BJ! | O Captain! My Captain! (Become a Neighborhood Captain)
PITTSBURGH, PA (April 3, 2017) - Mayor William Peduto issued the following statement today regarding ongoing relations between the City of Pittsburgh and Uber referenced in an article published in the Wall Street Journal today, titled Uber Self-Driving Program Hits Another Pothole.
In a March editorial, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette declared it was time to bring on Bus Rapid Transit -- a system that combines the efficiency of rail rapid transit with the low cost and flexibility of buses. Now, you have the opportunity to make your voice heard where in Oakland the proposed BRT line will operate and where the BRT should go.
Chicago developer McCaffery Interests and the City's Urban Redevelopment Authority have inked an agreement to redevelop the Strip District's historic produce terminal, starting with a public market. The market place will feature local and regional businesses that will include food, crafts and the arts.
One Northside, Northside Narratives, Pittsburgh Perry High School, BMe Community, and Ya Momz House, Inc. are holding a free community event tonight at Alloy 26 in Nova Place. The Northside Narratives program will feature 40 youth-founded project proposals about business ideas that they wish to see or create in Northside Pittsburgh. It's a science fair-style event with students on hand to discuss why they chose their projects. Projects will receive up to $1,000 to complete their project in their community.
AlphaLab Gear is a Pittsburgh-based, nationally ranked accelerator -- consistently in the top 20 nationwide -- for early-stage physical product companies. They are once again holding their National Hardware Cup. This is a pitch competition for early-stage hardware startups. The Cup tours seven cities around the U.S. (Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, Boston, Ft. Lauderdale, Washington DC, Chicago, and Austin) to find and highlight the most promising physical product startups in the nation.
There are two important community meetings coming up in short order. The first is on Thursday, December 8th where CMU Students will present their final designs for the Western Gateway. The second meeting is on Monday, December 12th. At that meeting, drawings and plans will be presented for the proposed Penn Plaza and Enright Park redevelopment.
What is an inclusive city? How do we achieve "the City that does not exclude"? You're invited to join online in a global debate on the concept of the "inclusive city." The ideas and recommendations garnered from this discussion will feed a Citizen Call for Action to be presented during the Cities for Life Global Summit for Inclusive, Smart and Resilient Cities. The summit will take place on November 21st and 22nd at Paris City Hall. It's being hosted by the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, and the Mayor of Medellin, Federico Gutierrez.
East Liberty has seen much in the way of revitalization efforts in the last decade plus. From retail outlets like Home Depot, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and Target to the hot, new Ace Hotel, East Liberty has undergone a major transformation. However, it's western gateway -- the area between its historic core and the neighborhoods to the west and north -- has remained largely parking lots to this day.