UCSUR News


Pittsburgh Economic Quarterly – March 2017

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Features The Use of 311 Requests as a Measure of Neighborhood Conditions in the City of Pittsburgh –by Donald Musa Mining Employment and Industry Trends Across Pennsylvania –by Christopher Briem Parcel Scale Green Infrastructure Siting and Cost Effectiveness Analysis Map –by Michael Blackhurst New Staff Member at URA – Colleen Cain, PhD


Pittsburgh Economic Quarterly – December 2016

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Features Sustainability Report Overview –by Jeffery Fraser Nonemployer Statistics and the Pittsburgh (Gig) Economy –by Christopher Briem Data Day –by Bob Graedeck and Elizabeth Monk Urban and Regional Brown Bag Seminar Series Spring 2017 Calendar of Events Smart Cities and Sustainability Friday, January 20, 2017 Grant Ervin, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Pittsburgh. Building Community and Ecological… More


Michael Blackhurst of UCSUR speaks on “2016’s Greenest Cities in America” – WalletHub.com

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WalletHub recently published an article, “2016’s Greenest Cities in America”, which discusses the results of analysis done on the “…100 largest cities across 20 key ‘green’ indicators.” Pittsburgh comes in at #77 on the list. UCSUR’s own, Michael Blackhurst, weighs in by discussing the benefits of cities going green, and possible incentives, monetary and non-monetary,… More


Brown Bag Seminar: Alex Schwartz, PhD. Affordable for Who? New York City’s Affordable Housing Plan – Sept. 30 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

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Alex Schwartz is a Professor of Urban Policy at the New School. He is the author of Housing Policy in the United States (3rd Edition) (Routledge 2014) and Managing Editor for North America for the international journal Housing Studies. Read more …


Dr. Scott Beach Named Interim Director of UCSUR

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Scott Beach, associate director of the University Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR) and director of its survey research program, will take on the role of interim UCSUR director in September 2016. UCSUR director Richard Schulz announced last December his plan to step down, effective September 1, 2016. (See Dec. 10, 2015, University Times.) Schulz,… More


2016 Manners Award

Introduction In memory of Steven Manners, who served as Assistant Director of the Center for many years, we are pleased to announce the 16th annual development awards program in recognition of his contributions to the Center and the University community. We will make two awards of up to $10,000 each. Faculty may apply for Research… More