The Local Government Academy offers a variety of educational programs, including day and evening classroom-style programs, roundtable discussions, and webinars.
Our instructors offer expertise and instruction on a variety of topics relevant to governing at the local level.
May 14, 2019
Please join the Sustainable Community Development Network (SCDN), facilitated by Sustainable Pittsburgh, along with the Local Government Academy (LGA) for an afternoon forum (and a networking happy hour) to learn about the numerous health and environmental advantages of fostering a robust and accessible food system.
Check back soon for upcoming in-person courses
Over the last decade, Southwestern Pennsylvania has experienced dramatic shifts in energy production, and we have seen tremendous changes in land use patterns, but how has the advent of unconventional oil and gas development changed our economy?
The planning process begins with the issues, needs, and opportunities of a community, and resolves a way to take action. Local elected officials have the power to request the development of a Comprehensive Plan to drive positive change and enact regulations for their residents.
Join us for this live webinar to hear about tools and strategies on how to mitigate the effects of blight and abandonment and illustrative examples where Grounded Strategies has put those tools to use.
Explore the various types of natural gas pipelines and how industry professionals as well as local residents can manage pipeline safety concerns.
The presence of vacant properties is a challenge that municipalities face every day, but these spaces can be utilized to benefit the community in several ways: returning properties to the tax rolls, improving community engagement, fostering economic development, and combating food insecurity.
Do you have a list of major energy upgrades or building improvements? Do you have rooms with drafty windows, fluorescent lighting or high energy bills? If so, the Pennsylvania Sustainable Energy Financing (PennSEF) program might have the financial tools your organization needs to make those improvements now.
The Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star Portfolio Manager is an online tool organizations can use to help manage energy and water consumption, waste production, and greenhouse gas emissions.
A Community Planning Process for a Sustainable Future
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