LGA Announcements

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

Community Development with Urban Agriculture – Release of Model Ordinance Wednesday, August 9 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm 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

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Sustainable Restaurants Webinar

Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurants: Fostering Community, Health, and Prosperity Wednesday, August 16 1:00 pm 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

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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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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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