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May 5, 2010

In many low-income urban neighborhoods, residents do not have access to fresh produce or other healthy food. Students in a food products marketing course participated in a project to develop a food retailing plan for eight marginalized communities in the Pittsburgh area.To kick off the project, Deno De Ciantis, director of the Penn State Center and former board president for the Pittsburgh Food...

May 5, 2010

In our previous newsletter, we reported on a Green Space market study. That project has evolved into a student research experience led by associate professor of rural sociology Clare Hinrichs. Students in her Community, Environment, and Development (CED) capstone course have been studying the social impact of greening efforts in Larimer, one of Pittsburgh's marginalized neighborhoods. Deno De...

August 17, 2009

The Pittsburgh Green Innovators envision a fully sustainable campus system that supports a superlative quality of life and serves as this city’s emerald jewel.It engages multidisciplinary teams from business, labor, government, nonprofits, and universities, as well as experts from around the world who employ the science of sustainability to meet modern global challenges and provide world-renowned...

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