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Buncher Co. making progress on Strip District land

Buncher Co. making progress on Strip District land from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Even as the city searched for a new Read More & Comment

Community development corporations give power to the people (part 2 of 2)

Community development corporations give power to the people (part 2 of 2) from Pop City Media "In Part One of Read More & Comment

Pittsburgh URA approves proposal to work with two partners to redevelop Strip District landmark

Pittsburgh URA approves proposal to work with two partners to redevelop Strip District landmark from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "In the Read More & Comment

Updated: 09/12/14, 9:56 am

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What drives East Liberty’s revitalization efforts?

What drives East Liberty's revitalization efforts? from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "“Is Target coming?” The retailer’s decision to move into East Read More & Comment

UIX invites urban innovators to exchange ideas in Detroit

Small scale, big deal from Pop City Media "What's next for your city? This is what Urban Innovation Exchange will explore Read More & Comment

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Pittsburgh’s Renaissance

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Pittsburgh's Renaissance from Forbes Magazine "Pittsburgh is once again finding itself on the forefront of Read More & Comment

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Partnership blends students with businesses

Partnership blends students with businesses from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review "Today's high school students need to know more than what's in Read More & Comment

Schools STEAMing toward 21st-century skills

'Our rules for the class are simple: Change the world' from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "An innovative course offered jointly this Read More & Comment

Artist who painted Wilkinsburg house raises funds for ‘gentle demolition’

Artist who painted Wilkinsburg house raises funds for 'gentle demolition' from the Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Briggs calculated the costs — Read More & Comment

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