Environment and Sustainability

Blue Ribbon Panel Community Forum

PITTSBURGH, PA (January 25, 2018) The City of Pittsburgh will host the PWSA Blue Ribbon Panel Community Forum. The forum will take place on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, 5th Floor, City-County Building.

City Planning Seeks Public Input on Riverfront Zoning

Pittsburgh, PA (January 19, 2018) Beginning this weekend Saturday, January 20, 2018, those who own property along Pittsburgh’s 35 miles of riverfront are encouraged to review the Pittsburgh Department of City Planning’s proposed changes to the existing riverfront zoning code and participate in a 30-day public comment period. City Planning will send letters next week to property owners in and adjacent to the riverfront districts notifying them of the opportunity to comment on the zoning updates.

By | January 20th, 2018|Bill Peduto, Economic Development, Environment and Sustainability, Neighborhoods and Community, Press Release|Comments Off on City Planning Seeks Public Input on Riverfront Zoning

Mayor Featured Speaker Today at Panel on Cities as International Leaders

PITTSBURGH, PA (July 7, 2017) Mayor William Peduto remains in Lyons, France, for an international conference on urban leadership, where he is a featured speaker.

By | July 7th, 2017|Bill Peduto, Environment and Sustainability, Government Reform and Innovation, Press Release, Social Justice|Comments Off on Mayor Featured Speaker Today at Panel on Cities as International Leaders

Video: Mayor Peduto Talks About the Rustbelt Revolution and Resilient Pittsburgh at TEDxYouth

Two months before President Trump claimed to represent "Pittsburgh, not Paris" when he rejected the Paris Climate Accords, Mayor Bill Peduto gave a talk at TEDxYouth@Shadyside which the President would have found highly instructive...

By | June 7th, 2017|Bill Peduto, Building a Pittsburgh for All, Economic Development, Education and Youth, Environment and Sustainability, Technology and Design|Comments Off on Video: Mayor Peduto Talks About the Rustbelt Revolution and Resilient Pittsburgh at TEDxYouth

Please Join Me at Tomorrow’s “March for Truth: Pittsburgh Says Yes to Paris” Event

Tomorrow, Saturday, June 3rd, "March for Truth" events will be held nationwide to call for truth and accountability in American Government. In Pittsburgh, this event has taken on an added emphasis: Telling the truth about climate change...

By | June 2nd, 2017|Bill Peduto, Building a Pittsburgh for All, Economic Development, Environment and Sustainability, Public Safety, Social Justice|Comments Off on Please Join Me at Tomorrow’s “March for Truth: Pittsburgh Says Yes to Paris” Event

Mayor William Peduto Issues Executive Order Committing City to Paris Climate Accords

PITTSBURGH, PA (June 2, 2017) Mayor William Peduto today issued an Executive Order to further promote climate control initiatives, in the wake of President Trump's disastrous decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Accords of 2015.

By | June 2nd, 2017|Bill Peduto, Building a Pittsburgh for All, Economic Development, Environment and Sustainability, Press Release, Public Safety|Comments Off on Mayor William Peduto Issues Executive Order Committing City to Paris Climate Accords

Statement by Mayor William Peduto on Paris Climate Accords

PITTSBURGH, PA (June 1, 2017) Statement below from Mayor William Peduto on President Trump's announcement on the United States withdrawing from the 2015 Paris climate change agreement: "President Trump's decision is disastrous for our planet, for cities such as Pittsburgh, to the commitments the United States made to the rest of the world, and to our responsibility to save the globe for future generations...

By | June 1st, 2017|Bill Peduto, Economic Development, Environment and Sustainability, Press Release, Public Safety, Technology and Design|Comments Off on Statement by Mayor William Peduto on Paris Climate Accords

Mayor William Peduto Issues Executive Order on Tree Protection

PITTSBURGH, PA (April 21, 2017) In honor of Earth Day, Mayor William Peduto issued an Executive Order today calling for new ways to protect City trees, which cover 40% of Pittsburgh's land area and are vital to the City's parks, green spaces and quality of life.

By | April 21st, 2017|Bill Peduto, Environment and Sustainability, Keeping Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Press Release|Comments Off on Mayor William Peduto Issues Executive Order on Tree Protection

Statement from Mayor William Peduto on Pittsburgh-Uber Relations

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.

By | April 4th, 2017|Bill Peduto, Building a Pittsburgh for All, Economic Development, Environment and Sustainability, Keeping Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Press Release, Social Justice, Technology and Design|Comments Off on Statement from Mayor William Peduto on Pittsburgh-Uber Relations

Learn About the City’s Clean and Green Plan at the Sierra Club

Last week, the City of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) released its comprehensive draft City-Wide Green First Plan for public comment. This week -- courtesy of the Sierra Club -- you have the opportunity to hear Tim Duggan of Phronesis Design describe the benefits of a green approach. Duggan is a major architect of Kansas City’s Clean And Green approach to controlling the wet weather sewage overflow by maximizing green infrastructure and neighborhood investment.

By | December 6th, 2016|Bill Peduto, Environment and Sustainability, Public Safety|Comments Off on Learn About the City’s Clean and Green Plan at the Sierra Club