The Penn State Center: Engaging Pittsburgh

Located in downtown Pittsburgh, The Penn State Center is an extraordinary central point of contact for individuals, families, communities, businesses, and corporations who want to:

  • create learning and research partnerships for making informed decisions
  • apply research-based knowledge to help solve critical issues in, and support a sustainable future for, the Greater Pittsburgh area

We facilitate community-focused learning, student involvement, and solution-oriented research to help enrich the lives of urban citizens, improve the quality of communities, and enhance the success of local businesses.

Recent News

Residents in Pittsburgh's Four Mile Run neighborhood may see reduced street flooding from heavy rains thanks to an innovative green infrastructure project that planners hope will be a model for the rest of the city. The demonstration storm water mitigation project is a collaboration between the Penn State Center...

The Penn State Center is a lead organization bringing new perspectives to the issue of home energy evaluations and weatherization retrofits through the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory–funded project. By partnering with organizations that have common objectives but that serve different...

The deconstruction of the 50-year-old Mellon Arena will bring the Pittsburgh area a new look as well as an opportunity for local businesses. The Penn State Center, in partnership with Rosedale Block Cluster, Inc., and Bey Brothers Landscaping, salvaged more than 200 plants from the Civic Arena site in late...