A Profile of Pittsburgh as a Green City

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Love the comment about the parks--watch it all.

Filed under: * Culture-WatchScience & Technology* Economics, PoliticsEconomyG20 Pittsburgh Summit September 2009Energy, Natural Resources

10 Comments
Posted September 25, 2009 at 8:49 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]



1. APB wrote:

I bet if those steel plants were still booming, the city would replace them with parks and paths to be green.  Sure they would.

September 25, 9:19 am | [comment link]
2. RalphM wrote:

Good thing they had those steel plants in WWI, WWII, Korea, right APB???  Don’t diss the people who helped provide the standard of living you enjoy today.

September 25, 9:22 am | [comment link]
3. Phil wrote:

The G20 is getting Pittsburgh great publicity - which it deserves.  It’s got it all: amenities, affordability, friendliness, the uniqueness that “strip mall” areas lack, even - in this economy - a better economic environment than the rest of the economy.  What a gem.

Let’s go Pens!

September 25, 11:51 am | [comment link]
4. magnolia wrote:

fab story, thanks so much for posting. looks like a great place to live.

September 25, 11:59 am | [comment link]
5. Flatiron wrote:

Sad thing is once you cross the Allegheny County line, it’s still “old Pittsburgh” in nearly all directions.

September 25, 1:05 pm | [comment link]
6. Phil wrote:

Flatiron, that’s true in just about every urban area in the country.

September 25, 1:07 pm | [comment link]
7. phil swain wrote:

I grew up about ten miles south of the Golden Triangle in the fifities and early sixties.  I remember the nightly glow from the slag piles.  It’s great to see Pittsburgh getting this good publicity.

September 25, 1:37 pm | [comment link]
8. GillianC wrote:

Thanks for posting this story about our beautiful city.  While not a native, I’ve chosen to live here, and raise my family here.  I can’t think of a better place for my kids to call home.

September 25, 4:52 pm | [comment link]
9. Dana Henry wrote:

I’m a native - and live about 10 miles outside of the city in Sewickley.  We can hear the helicopters…. it is pretty cool that the G20 is here, and the city is getting great publicity.  Pittsburgh is a great place to live - and worship!

September 25, 5:12 pm | [comment link]
10. libraryjim wrote:

Compared to most of the other ‘developed nations’ with a good sized population, the U.S. is a fairly green nation! We have cleaner air and water than most industrialized nations, and more farm-able land; we have huge tracts of forested land with wildlife thriving.

Yet, to hear the President and the UN talk, we are the one with the pollution problem. 

Jim Elliott

September 25, 6:45 pm | [comment link]
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