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With Pittsburgh as host of last year's World Environment Day, groups all over the region organized outstanding events around environmental issues, putting us in the spotlight once again. Our city has long been a leader in sustainability, from green buildings to green parks and green spaces--and soon we might have the greenest building on the planet with the planned PNC Tower. The region's turnaround from an industrial town to a green city has caught the attention of national media and continues to be a driving force in our revitalization.

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Denver at dusk

What smart cities can learn from Denver

Fueled by collaboration, the Mile High City is investing in transit-oriented development while also preserving its historic neighborhoods. Denver has gained 50,000 new residents in the past four years, outpacing its suburbs and most other metro areas.

Edgar Thomson works in Braddock.

Are yinz breathing easy? The road to cleaner air in southwestern PA

Allegheny County is among the top 2 percent of regions in the U.S. with the most hazardous air pollutants. Though our steel days may be over, the atmosphere in Pittsburgh still needs improving.

Farmer's Table at Manchester Farms

With space to grow, local food flourishes in Western PA

The area around Pittsburgh has everything it needs to foster a thriving locavore movement -- ample affordable farmland, creative community leaders and passionate chefs. Together, they're cooking up something powerful.

An Art All Night exhibit celebrating Yayoi Kusama

State of PA: Artists help rebuild and unify up-and-coming neighborhoods across Pennsylvania

In an effort to upend gentrification and boost struggling areas, community groups such as Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation and Assemble and artists and art supporters like Nina Sauer are banding together to throw blockbuster events and push creative development strategies.

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Shaving bucks off your ride: Lyft's pink mustache cars roll into Pittsburgh

Lyft, an app-based ridesharing program popular in several U.S. cities, has come to Pittsburgh, providing competition for other forms of transportation and excitement for residents looking for a ride. 
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