Complete Streets Workshop 2017

CONNECT – Complete Streets Workshop, 2017 Over 80 attendees joined CONNECT and partners to learn more about Complete Streets policies! Session topics included Complete Streets basics and benefits, policy development and funding opportunities, public engagement and education, and more. Our keynote speaker, Robert Bini, Director for Transportation Planning for Lancaster County, PA, oversees activities of the Lancaster County Metropolitan

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Imagine Transportation 2.0

The Path to a Better Transportation Future Outcomes from the Imagine Transportation 2.0 Visioning Process and New Ideas for Transportation Planning and Investment In Our Communities   The priorities of a community’s accessibility to transportation have a lasting impact on development and integration. Whether those priorities are public transit, sidewalks, safe accessibility for bicycling, improvements to

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Greg Butler is the new Executive Director of Local Government Academy

Hired as Executive Director of Local Government Academy in May 2017, Greg brings 16 years of campus-level and online educational administration experience. Greg has held multiple student support and administrative positions at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and the Art Institutes International, including Industrial Design Coordinator, Academic Chair of Industrial Design and Entertainment Design, Associate

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Sustainable Restaurants Webinar

ARCHIVED WEBINAR: Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurants: Fostering Community, Health, and Prosperity Click here to register FREE Join the Sustainable Community Development Network (SCDN), Local Government Academy and Rebecca Bykoski, manager of the Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant program, to learn how restaurants can contribute to building a more sustainable community. Restaurants are places where people gather to eat,

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CMU’s Traffic21 Announces Smart Mobility Challenge

Municipal leaders in southwestern Pennsylvania have an opportunity to apply for Carnegie Mellon University’s Traffic21 Institute Smart Mobility Challenge. Up to $300,000 in awards are available to municipalities in the 10-county Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission region. Traffic21, a research institute operated out of the Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy, and its affiliated USDOT

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Feature: The River Towns

Pittsburgh often places high on the lists of the nation’s most livable cities, and, more recently, worldwide. It wasn’t always that way. The heart of the city was born of steel, seeing swells in its population during the Industrial and World War eras thanks to its mills, blast furnaces, and manufactories, but the consequence was

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Managing Marcellus: Understanding Pipelines-What Local Governments and Planners Need to Know

In-person Session: Thursday September 29, 2016 6PM to 8:30PM Washington & Jefferson College Burnett Center (Yost Auditorium) 292 E Wheeling St. Washington, PA 15301 (map) Register now! $50 for the 4 session course (scholarships are available). Pipeline development has the potential to be the most lasting impact incurred by local communities experiencing unconventional gas development.  In

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PA Conservation Explorer Tool

Click here to register for this archived webinar, recorded July 27, 2016. This presentation will introduce participants to the Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program (PNHP) and the award-winning Pennsylvania Conservation Explorer, an online tool for conservation planning and PNDI environmental review. The tool provides access to biodiversity information, leading to better planning and fewer project impacts on rare, threatened,

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Act Now to Share Your Transportation Needs

Transportation is an issue that affects all of our communities.  That is why Local Government Academy is partnering with the Regional Transportation Alliance of SWPA, a new public-private effort to improve transportation for our business and residents in the 10-county greater Pittsburgh region, to ask you, the municipal leadership of our region, to share your

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