LGA Announcements

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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2017 Golf Outing Photos

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Using TDR’s to Generate Revenue from Dedicated Green Space and Other Undeveloped Land Uses/Types

ARCHIVED WEBINAR: Using TDR’s to Generate Revenue from Dedicated Green Space and Other Undeveloped Land Uses/Types Click here to register FREE Contact: Jim Price @ jprice@sustainablepittsburgh.org or 412-259-5331 if you have any questions  A Sustainable Development Academy program presented by the Local Government Academy and Sustainable Pittsburgh’s Sustainable Community Development Network This archived webinar, presented for municipal

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Managing Marcellus: Industry Trends and Regulatory Updates

ARCHIVED WEBINAR: Managing Marcellus: Industry Trends and Regulatory Updates Free, click here to register. (A Managing Marcellus program presented by the Local Government Academy and Washington & Jefferson College’s Shale Gas Knowledge Hub) This webinar, presented for local government leaders and citizens in Southwestern Pennsylvania, updates participants on shale gas industry trends and regulatory changes

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2017 Selected Municipal Intern Projects

Local Government Academy is pleased to announce the 2017 Municipal Intern Program projects. Click here to download a PDF with the full project descriptions. Students interested in these projects should register and attend the Municipal Intern Fair on March 30, 2017.  Click here for more information. Ambridge Borough 600 11th Street Ambridge, PA 15003 Development

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Actualizing Community Initiatives – Crowdfunding via ioby (In Our Backyards)

ARCHIVED WEBINAR: Actualizing Community Initiatives – Crowdfunding via ioby (In Our Backyards) Register here FREE (A Sustainable Development Academy program presented by the Local Government Academy and Sustainable Pittsburgh’s Sustainable Community Development Network) This webinar, presented for local government leaders in Southwestern PA, introduces participants to an innovative means for assisting community stakeholders in accessing funds

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The 2017 Municipal Intern Program is Underway!

Students can click here to register. Municipalities, COGs and Authorities can click here to submit a project application. Paid internships provide students who are considering a career in government an opportunity for real world experience. Local governments have also found that internships are a great way to get projects completed by enthusiastic students anxious to show what

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