Center Reports


University of Pittsburgh at Bradford – Economic and Community Impacts Final Report June 2012

The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford has generated important impacts in the city of Bradford, the Bradford community and North Central Pennsylvania region over the decades. In the most recent years, the institution has expanded and become an even more critical part of Bradford and its regional economy. As we move further into the 21st… More


Migration Trends in the Pittsburgh Region Update

This is a periodic report of the University Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR) at the University of Pittsburgh, which uses county–to-county migration data distributed by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to study population migration trends impacting the Pittsburgh region. IRS migration data uses the reported addresses on federal tax filings to compile… More


Economic and Community Impacts of Small Colleges and Universities UCSUR 2011

The economic and community impacts of colleges and universities have grown in importance in their cities and regions over recent decades.  The restructuring of regional economies, largely through the loss of manufacturing activity and the expansion of knowledge industries, means that the educational sector, along with health care, is today one of the largest and fastest growing components of many… More


Allegheny County Population Health in Black and White Volume Two of the Black Papers on African American Health

the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, in partnership with the University Center for Social & Urban Research at the University of Pittsburgh and the Allegheny County Health Department, is please to publish this second volume of what has come to be known as Pittsburgh’s “Black Papers” – a series of reports documenting the public health… More


Incorporating Mt. Oliver Borough’s Data in the Pittsburgh Neighborhood and Community Information System: Project Summary and Lessons Learned

This project collected Mt. Oliver Borough’s crime, tax delinquency, and property and inspection data for inclusion in the Pittsburgh Neighborhood and Community Information System to support the work of the Hilltop Alliance. This report describes the process involved in collecting data from Mt. Oliver Borough in winter 2010 and spring 2011, and describes the data… More


Foreclosure in South Pittsburgh´s Hilltop and Effective Responses

This report presents a picture of foreclosure activity in South Pittsburgh’s Hilltop communities and documents effective practices that can prevent foreclosure and combat foreclosure-related blight. The report was developed for the Hilltop Alliance, a collaborative community organization working to unite neighborhood-based organizations and support their efforts, creating a common vision and voice for the Hilltop, and… More