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Oakland hosted the second Anchor District Forum in December 2013

Eds and meds, unite: Anchor districts are new engines for job creation

Across the United States, anchor districts like Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood stabilize communities through creative placemaking and job creation. Here, an in-depth look at anchor districts in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Cleveland. 

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: "We Built This City: How the Allegheny Conference Remade Pittsburgh"

Robert Morris University, with support from the R.K. Mellon Foundation, will screen the documentary "We Built This City: How the Allegheny Conference Remade Pittsburgh."

Shad Henderson, Talia Piazza and Sarah Dieleman Perry.

Mind the gap: Finding ways to boost Pittsburgh's middle-skills workforce

In order for Pennsylvania's economy to grow, the state needs to increase the number of middle-skills workers, according to many proponents of local economic revitalization. Middle-skill jobs, which require education beyond high school but not a four-year university degree, make up the largest part of the labor market in the United States.

Pop City Managing Editor Melanie Cox McCluskey

For Pop City, a new year and a new editor

Pop City rings in the New Year with a new editor and new ideas for covering the best and brightest in Pittsburgh. A letter from Managing Editor Melanie Cox McCluskey.

Philly residents and police working together

Police-community partnerships offer way to improve neighborhood safety

Dozens of communities across the U.S. have formed effective, ongoing partnerships with the police that have improved safety and trust between residents and police.
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