November 1, 2014

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  • The State of Aging in Allegheny County, 2014
    Every decade UCSUR issues a comprehensive report on aging in Allegheny County.  This report represents our most recent effort.  It documents important shifts in the demographic profile of the population in the last three decades, characterizes the current status of the elderly in multiple life domains, and looks ahead to the future of aging in the County.
  • Friday, November 7th Noon-1:30pm, 3343 Forbes
    UCSUR Brownbag:  John Kromer
    "Land Banks and ´Land Aid´ in Pennsylvania Cities and Towns"
    Senior Consultant, Fels Institute of Government, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
    Register here..
  • Pittsburgh Economic Quarterly (PEQ) - September 2014
    · The State of Aging in Allegheny County
    · Residential Segregation and Changes within
      Allegheny County, 1970-2010
    · Students Working on Urban and Regional
      Analysis Projects, 2014-15
    · UCSUR Welcomes Visiting Scholar Noam Shoval
  • Mon Valley Entrepreneur, a new UCSUR-sponsored initiative
    "Advancing Entrepreneurship in the Mon Valley Region"
    This program provides entrepreneurial, educational, and consulting services to new, emerging and existing entrepreneurs in the Mon Valley.  With program support and individualized consulting, new entrepreneurs and existing business owners can increase sales, expand their markets and create new jobs.
  • Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - The Atlantic, City Lab
    When ´Right-Sizing´ Vacant Properties Goes Wrong
    In Clarksburg, West Virginia, a seemingly successful move to demolish disused buildings and free up land has landlords crying foul.

    "There are lessons here for Detroit and any other city that finds itself with an abundance of blight.  You need to look at vacant property as part of a big picture.  There´s prevention, reuse, reclaiming, and redevelopment. So tearing them down, that´s supposed to be a final option."
  • Friday, June 13, 2014 - Urban & Regional Brown Bag, Recap
    "Information Systems for Land Banking"
    Mike Schramm is the Director of Information Technology and Research at the Cuyahoga Land Bank and a Research Associate at the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development in the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserver University in Cleveland.

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