As the Pittsburgh region continues its ascent, regularly ranking as one of the nation s most livable cities, maintaining and improving the region will require attention to a key long-term asset: the environment.
Across America and the globe, mobility between regions and nations has become commonplace, and people decide where they want to live and why. Along with jobs, family and a variety of amenities and attributes, environmental quality is emerging as a key factor in the calculus of which cities will attract the talented people whose energy and efforts will shape and build the future.
While the Pittsburgh region´s environment has improved dramatically since its “Smoky City” era, we still face significant challenges including improving air quality, repairing an aged water and sewer system, and ensuring that industry – including the Marcellus Shale – maintains a healthy balance with the region´s environment.
In order to better understand what´s important to our region´s residents about the environment – their behaviors and attitudes – we present the 2013 Pittsburgh Regional Environment Survey.
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