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August 08, 2013

Do Pittsburgh Upward Mobility Rankings Ring True? Chris Briem on 90.5 WESA

Posted on Thursday, August 08, 2013 at 10:45 am ET

Thursday, December 27, 2012
by By Katie Blackley / 90.5 WESA
Do Pittsburgh Upward Mobility Rankings Ring True?

"On the heels of a popular study tracking social mobility in American cities, Pittsburgh's top tier ranking has been widely discussed. Stephen Herzenberg, economist and executive director of the Keystone Research Center, and University of Pittsburgh regional economist Chris Briem explain how Pittsburgh's economic past has influenced our social standing today."

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August 08, 2013

'Stabilization team' to study west Frankstown area: PNCIS & Bob Gradeck on TribLive

Posted on Thursday, August 08, 2013 at 10:40 am ET

Tuesday, August 26, 2013
by Patrick Varine / TribLive
'Stabilization team' to study west Frankstown area

"Traditionally, Pittsburghers do not look to Cleveland for much, except perhaps the twice-yearly occasion to mock the Browns when they play the Steelers.

But Penn Hills officials hope to apply a neighborhood stabilization model used in Cleveland to help reduce blight in certain areas and guide community improvement.

Robert Gradeck, a research specialist with Pitt's University Center for Social and Urban Research, will partner with municipal and CDC officials.
'Cleveland has done it,' Gradeck said. 'What we're proposing is along the lines of a 'neighborhood stabilization model' in Cleveland: assembling as much information as possible about the area.'"

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