LAND BANK HEARING

Join us for a public hearing in Council Chambers on an important policy that will affect Hill District land and development. At this hearing, you will have an opportunity to provide feedback on the Land Bank's Policies and Procedures, which will define how the Land Bank will be structured, how it will operate, and what it's goals and priorities are for the acquisition and dispensation of properties. If you wish to speak, please contact the Clerk's office at(412) 255-2138 to register.  Your allotted speaking time is 3 minutes.…

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COMMUNITY 2 WORK CELEBRATION

COMMUNITY2WORK PROGRAM CELEBRATION Davis Consulting Solutions (DCS) is happy to announce our partnership with UPMC for an inclusive community workforce program. This innovative program will help jobseekers to gain skills, connect to resources and learn strategies to build a successful career. Join us for a holiday celebration as we launch our new Community2Work™ Program. Learn more about how our collaboration benefits you and the current non-clinical job opportunities available at UPMC. Community organizations and workforce providers are encouraged to participate,…

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Council Budget Hearing

PUBLIC WORKS, Environmental Services PUBLIC WORKS, Operations PUBLIC WORKS, Bureau of Administration PUBLIC WORKS, Bureau of Facilities (Mrs. Kail-Smith) Discussion on DPW Operating & Capital Budgets 1:30 PM DEPARTMENT OF MOBILITY & INFRASTRUTURE (Mrs. Kail-Smith) Discussion on DOMI Operating & Capital Budget

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LGBTQIA Health and Visibility Dinner

Repair the World has partnered with Planned Parenthood, ReelQ Film Festival, Shulayim L'Shalom and Black Radish to create a dinner discussion guide surrounding their work with the LGBTQIA community in Pittsburgh. Come out and enjoy a fantastic menu put together by Black Radish, and jump into discussion about LGBTQIA healthcare, health outcomes, visibility and volunteer opportunities! ALL ARE WELCOME IN THIS SPACE!

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Neighborhood greenspace leads to greater spatial working memory among children

We all know that spending time in greenspace is healthy for humans. We have all experienced that joy of going to a local park or strolling past a recently cleaned up lot that used to be blighted and vacant. But what exactly is it about neighborhood greenspace that affects the human brain in such an impactful way? Well, researchers in England sought to answer this question in a recent study and their conclusions are quite interesting. The study focused on…

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Green Space Really Does Improve Mental Health

A new study published in July is one of the first substantial pieces of research that directly links "greening" vacant and blighted lots to improved mental health and reduced depressive symptoms. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, more than 16 million adults in the United States - 6.7% of the population - reported having at least one major depressive episode in the past year. While we at Grounded Strategies understand the the positive connections between "greening" vacant lots…

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