The Pitt Innovation Showcase is your chance to see the latest University of Pittsburgh-generated innovations in health care, materials, Internet of things, information technology, analytics, energy, and more! These are projects by Pitt faculty, students and staff who are moving their entrepreneurial dreams toward commercialization, including local, early-stage spin-off companies.
PITTSBURGH, PA (July 26, 2017) - Furthering the Peduto Administration's commitment to transparency and open data, the City of Pittsburgh today unveiled Burgh's Eye View Parcels, a new feature of the mobile web application giving residents instant visual access to property data. For the first time, residents can access parcel-level information online and gain visual insight into a wide range of data including city-owned properties, tax delinquent properties and parcels in a property tax abatement program. Burgh’s Eye View Parcels is a centralized and easy to view location for parcel information that was previously scattered and difficult to access, ultimately assisting residents and community groups in fighting blight and planning brighter futures for Pittsburgh neighborhoods.
PITTSBURGH, PA (July 5, 2017) Continuing its efforts to make government services more efficient and user-friendly for residents and businesses, the City of Pittsburgh has launched an online database of City properties that are available for sale.
Residents, businesses can now secure more permits online and with credit cards
PITTSBURGH, PA (June 28, 2017) Today, Mayor William Peduto and City Councilman Dan Gilman announced additional improvements and technology upgrades that the City is implementing for people seeking government permits.
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.
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...
According to the National Science Foundation, "In the 21st century, scientific and technological innovations have become increasingly important as we face the benefits and challenges of both globalization and a knowledge-based economy. To succeed in this new information-based and highly technological society, all students need to develop their capabilities in STEM to levels much beyond what was considered acceptable in the past." In keeping with this spirit, on Friday, October 7th, Google will host the Pittsburgh Geek Street Fair -- an interactive event to inspire kids to pursue STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) and computer science careers.
PITTSBURGH, PA (July 25, 2016) Mayor William Peduto's administration is implementing a new mapping tool to make building permit and zoning information easy to search and view. Legislation is being introduced to Pittsburgh City Council on Tuesday to purchase software and support services from "buildingeye," a firm that builds interactive city maps to track planning, permit, license and violation data.
While Pittsburgh has transformed itself from a city of steel to a high tech mecca, not everyone has had an equal stake in this transformation. There exists a huge opportunity gap for young people of color. According to My Brother’s Keeper Playbook, 30% of Pittsburgh Public Schools fail to graduate. Meanwhile, there are over 17,000 open computing jobs in Pennsylvania, yet we only graduate 2,820 in computer science as reported by Code.org. And while jobs in computing make up half of openings in the STEM fields, there are relatively few men of color working toward computer science degrees.
What does the future hold for mobility? Is it self-driving cars? More bike sharing, car sharing, and ride sharing? How about smart parking and ever smarter transportation apps? On July 11th, you're invited to attend the "Future of Mobility" Forum convened by the Regional Transportation Alliance of SWPA (RTA) at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater. Come out and learn how new technological developments are changing how transportation systems operate.