LGA Announcements

Net Zero Building Webinar

From Planning to Approval: A Net Zero Solution Join us for this free webinar replay that will examine Forest Hills’ decision to build a state-of-the-art municipal building.     When Forest Hills Borough was faced with the declination of various municipal buildings, it was time to take action. The borough building has stood since 1922,

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Stormwater Mitigation Webinar

Technical Resources for Sustainable Stormwater Mitigation Strategies The video and resources from this event are available by registering here for free. Please enjoy this free video provided by Local Government Academy and the Sustainable Community Development Network. Beth Dutton and Sara Rectenwald of 3 Rivers Wet Weather (3RWW) will provide an overview of the many resources

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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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Urban Agriculture Webinar

ARCHIVED WEBINAR: Community Development with Urban Agriculture – Release of Model Ordinance Click here to register FREE Urban agriculture is increasingly recognized as a beneficial tool for municipalities to achieve goals such as increasing civic participation, complying with storm-water regulations, revitalizing neighborhoods, addressing food scarcity, increasing economic opportunity, and achieving sustainability goals. Join the SCDN

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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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Farmers Market Webinar

ARCHIVED WEBINAR: Improve Access to Healthy Food and Create a Better Sense of Place with a Well Managed Farmers Market Click here to register FREE Farmers markets have historically played a role in weaving together the social and economic fabric of communities. Farmers markets today still play the role of creating a sense of place

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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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Sustainable Small Business Webinar

ARCHIVED WEBINAR: Empowering Small Businesses: Sustainable Small Business Designation Click here to register FREE Join Kaity Baril of Sustainable Pittsburgh and the Local Government Academy in this webinar to learn about applied sustainability actions and measures for small businesses in your community.  The Sustainable Small Business Designation program, one of the performance programs of Sustainable

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Open Streets Webinar

Open Streets: Streets for People, Sharing Resources, and Transforming Communities Thursday, June 8th 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Click here to register FREE Open Streets events temporarily transform streets from places where cars are the dominate mode of transportation to family friendly linear parks. Events remove automobile traffic for 3 to 6 hours and residents are

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