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October 31, 2014

"Broadly defined, food policy is a set of collective decisions made by governments at all levels, businesses, and organizations that affect how food gets from the farm to your table. A food policy can be as broad as a federal regulation on food labeling or as local and specific as a zoning law that lets city dwellers raise honeybees. (Winne, 2012)"The PFPC serves as a collaborative advisory...

October 30, 2014

The Penn State Center Pittsburgh, including Outreach and Extension, received funding from the Howard Heinz Endowments to provide business planning and marketing assistance for a local nursery owner, Elaine Price, as she positions her business for growth and relocation. Ms. Price is interested in relocating and expanding her business onto Second Avenue in the City of Pittsburgh's Hazelwood...

July 11, 2014

A two year initiative known as Project 15206, will address stormwater mitigation through community outreach, public policy and ordinance examination, design, and construction of green infrastructure within zipcode 15206 (seven neighborhoods of the city of Pittsburgh - Morningside; Highland Park; Larimer; East Liberty; Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar; Stanton Heights; and Friendship).Project 15206 is a...

December 7, 2012

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: Engaging Pittsburgh and the City of Pittsburgh.An official ribbon-cutting with Mayor...

April 26, 2012

The Penn State Center — Engaging Pittsburgh is excited to announce the development of the first multi-municipal Shade Tree Commission in Pennsylvania. The Commission is composed of the neighboring municipalities of Baldwin, Brentwood, and Whitehall. The Brentwood-Baldwin-Whitehall Multi-municipal Shade Tree Commission was finalized last night with an affirmative vote from Brentwood’s Council. Dr...

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