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Game-changing architecture in Pittsburgh

Six top local architects name 25 game-changing buildings, from houses and loft developments to restaurants and high-rises.  What architecture catalyzed an area or made us think differently about our town--and ourselves?

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SiX wrap up and funding announcement: Apply now!

What was the common theme at last week's lively SiX event? Read about the most eclectic editorial board in town and the headlines of the future that people created--and how similar in theme they were. Then find out how to apply to the Sprout Fund for funding a related idea.

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Slide show: A tour of Randyland

See the whimsical and colorful creation dubbed Randyland on Pittsburgh's North Side, proof of how one person can transform a neighborhood.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Just DIY It at the Pittsburgh Mini Maker Faire!

There's no better place to nurture your inner inventor--or yarn bomber--than at the Mini Maker Faire, setting up shop on September 22nd at Buhl Community Park and the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh.

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Register for our next event and help shape Pittsburgh's future

The headlines are coming in for our next SiX event: "New cutting edge ecology campus transforms downtown Pittsburgh." "Pittsburgh named most digitally advanced city."  "Urban transit paradigm shifting!" Send us your headline (or think of one later) but register now for the event on September 24th as we work to advance change in our region.

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What makes a teacher great? Ask the students.

These Pittsburgh kids provide some valuable lessons for teachers, from showing you really care to making learning more fun. Yo, Mrs. Jacquay, Mrs. Barsico and Ms. Saunders, we're talking to you!

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Riverlife hosts Neon & Nature Party at the Pier

Neon and nature will converge on Friday, September 7th, when Rivelife unveils a new location for its signature benefit bash, Party at the Pier. This year, head to the new North Shore ampitheater at Rivers Casino to celebrate the city's vibrant waterfronts.  

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A tour of six stadiums with a baseball (and Pirates) fan

Six cities. Six teams. Six days. And all those food stands! This travel writer and baseball fan can think of no better way to end the summer as she and her family hit the road to see the Nationals, the Orioles, the Phillies, the Pirates, the Indians and the Tigers. In between they eat really well.

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2 Wheels Lots of Green: A bike tour to explore the city and renewed vacant land

Take an urban bike tour to better explore Pittsburgh and learn about reclaiming vacant land. Then join the party at the pop-up beer garden at GTECH's headquarters in the East End.

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Youth of the Year: Nick Foley of the Sarah Heinz House

How does a child morph from shy and insecure with a string of foster homes as his legacy, to a confident ambassador for Boys and Girls Clubs? Ask Nick Foley, a product of the Sarah Heinz House, who is now meeting folks such as President Obama to tell his tale.

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Fast-forward Pittsburgh: A time-lapsed video project

See what results when an Art Institute student set aside time each weekend to photograph Pittsburgh in an unexpected--and rapidly changing--way in this fun video project.

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Food truck festival. Fitness Trail. And a runnel. Announcing the SiX winners!

Who says nothing comes of an event? As a result of the Social innovation eXchange (SiX) earlier this year, three groups have been awarded up to $10,000 to help make their ideas reality. From a festive food truck party in East Liberty to a fitness trail around steps in Fineview, read about the winners here.

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Why you should say hello to strangers in Pittsburgh

Based on a recent experiment in D.C., we set out to see how many people on our streets would respond to a simple greeting. In D.C. it was a paltry 12%. We knew Pittsburgh would do better, but by how much? Find out how we did and why it matters. Then try it for yourself.

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Dining al fresco in Pittsburgh. Better than ever.

What's new in outdoor dining? We've got the best of the new along with the best of what's been around. It's that time of year. Get outside and enjoy great local dining in some inspired settings.

Linda Lane: Keep the main thing the main thing

Linda Lane has a daunting task: shepherding the city’s school district through some of its biggest challenges in history while remaining a hands-on educator.
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