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  • February 15, 2017 | Spotlight on Poverty and Opporunity

    Race, Place, and Jobs: Reducing Employment Inequality in America’s Metros

    How to connect unemployed and under-employed workers of color to jobs in growing industries and industries with retiring baby boomers is a key question for Pittsburgh, but the region is far from alone. The Georgetown Center for Education and the Workforce estimates that that by 2020 there will...

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  • February 14, 2017 | WPXI 11 News

    Pittsburgh mayor issues executive orders on affordable housing

     Following recommendations from a task force, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto issued executive orders Tuesday to build affordable housing. Since the task force made its recommendations last year, there has been a community driven process around defining equitable development in Pittsburgh, led by...

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  • February 07, 2017 | FSG

    Introducing the Corporate Racial Equity Advantage

    Now, more than ever, the future of America depends on equity—just and fair inclusion into a society in which all can participate, prosper, and reach their full potential. The private sector is the next frontier for the equity movement, and racial equity is the next frontier for corporate...

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  • January 10, 2017 | Shelterforce

    Poetry on the Panel

    Attendees at the 2015 PolicyLink Equity Summit experienced something unexpected when they walked into many of the panels and workshops—a poetry performance. By bringing artists into every conversation, PolicyLink lifted up the way equity is being achieved in and by communities across the...

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  • January 10, 2017 | Shelterforce

    Bringing Together Arts and Community Development

    Victor Rubin, vice president for research at PolicyLink, describes the NEA, ArtPlace, and the Kresge Foundation as three legs of a stool in a national movement to support arts in community development.

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  • December 30, 2016 | The Washington Post

    Where you live can have a lot to say about your health

    Health disparities based on race, income and gender tend to draw more notice, but variations related to where people live are prompting public health officials to use the information to craft more-targeted policies. As the data becomes more precise, experts believe interventions to combat...

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  • December 20, 2016 | Talk Poverty

    The Obama Legacy: How to Protect What We’ve Built So Far

    In the soaring State of the Union address that began his second term, President Obama challenged America to build “ladders of opportunity into the middle class.” It was more than a lovely turn of phrase. It conveyed the President’s vision of a nation in which everyone has a real chance to...

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  • December 05, 2016 | Next City

    Where’s Pittsburgh Equitable Development Plan Months After Debut?

    In  early 2016, 18 housing developers in the Pittsburgh area met with community organizations in an off-the-record meeting at Mayor Bill Peduto’s office to discuss the future of development in their city. They shared their concerns about the ebb and flow of working in both the market rate and...

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  • October 24, 2016 | CityLab

    This Atlas of Racial Equity Just Keeps Getting Better

    The National Equity Atlas, developed by PolicyLink and the University of Southern California’s Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE), might be the best and most comprehensive graphic call for economic equality available today.

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  • October 17, 2016 | Beyond Chron

    Affordable Transportation and Affordable Housing Need to Go Hand-in-Hand

    Affordable transportation and affordable development together form the foundation of an affordable Pittsburgh. One is not possible without the other. PolicyLink, in partnership with Public Allies, Urban Innovation 21 released the study, Equitable Development: The Path to an All-In Pittsburgh,...

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  • October 13, 2016 | Bike PGH

    Transportation and The Vision For An Affordable Pittsburgh

    In desirable cities throughout the nation, rents and home prices are rising. Creating and preserving affordable housing has become a major policy focus as residents are displaced from their communities in cities across America.  While the cost of housing is important, the overall cost of...
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  • September 29, 2016 | Curbed

    How 4 cities are using manufacturing to build equitable economies

    A new report from the Equitable Innovation Economies Initiative argues industry can foster diverse, dynamic growth. Many cities are discovering that not only can manufacturing be a key part of building the urban economy, it can also be an engine for improving economic equity and supporting...
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  • September 29, 2016 | Downstream

    It’s a Housing Night in Pittsburgh

    Housing is transit-related.  And hunger-related.  Housing is a health care issue and an environmental issue.  It affects LGBTQ communities and realtor associations.  It’s a human right and an exclusive privilege.  It’s out of reach for refugees and American-born veterans.  Housing is the vast...

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  • September 22, 2016 | Pittsburgh Courier

    Equitable development agenda for city unveiled

    PolicyLink, Neighborhood Allies and Urban Innovation21 who convened Pittsburgh community leaders to create a shared definition of equitable development and craft an agenda to make it a reality orchestrated the report, which sets an equitable agenda for Pittsburgh.

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