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Recent CED News

Heinz Students Break Down Barriers to Urban Development in State Transportation Policies
Release Date: Jul 29, 2014
In 2002, four southwestern Pennsylvania foundations formed a limited partnership with the Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania (RIDC), a non-profit private development organization as general partner, and purchased the 178 acre LTV Steel Hazelwood site. The partnership was convinced that this remarkable riverfront plateau offered a rare opportunity to set a new standard for urban riverfront property development. The name Almono came from the three Pittsburgh ...
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CED Hosts Talk on Shale Gas Extraction
Release Date: May 27, 2014
Last fall the Center for Economic Development at Heinz College welcomed Dr. Jill Kriesky of the Environmental Health Project of Southwestern Pennsylvania for a talk entitled “Shale Gas Extraction: Booms, Busts, & Public Health Concerns.”...
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The CED’s Practitioner’s Edge Series Wraps Up
Release Date: Apr 16, 2014
The fourth consecutive year of the Center for Economic Development’s popular Practitioner’s Edge Seminar and Workshop Series wrapped up April 5th 2014. This series gives Heinz students exposure to some of the more practice specific skills in economic and community development; skills complementary to the generalized skills conferred by our core and elective courses. The CED delivered a record six events last year, with participation reaching 52 attendees....
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Heinz College Tours Almono Redevelopment Site
Release Date: Feb 14, 2014
The Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania (RIDC) offered students a tour of Almono, a redevelopment project on the site of the City of Pittsburgh’s last major undeveloped brownfield....
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Heinz Lauble Fellows Host Discussion on Bakery Square 2.0
Release Date: Feb 11, 2014
Pittsburgh is known for many things nowadays, perhaps most impressively its approach to redeveloping a former steel town. The Bakery Square development, now entering its second phase, is one example of how Pittsburgh continues to attract new economic activity, reinvest in neighborhoods, and encourage innovation. ...
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Brownfield Redevelopment in the Mon Valley
Release Date: Feb 06, 2014
The overarching challenge presented by Brownfield Redevelopment in the Mon Valley, a system project sponsored by the Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania (RIDC) was a tough one. How do you sell an obsolete industrial site in a difficult location in a way could materially benefit low income residents still living in the neighborhood years after Steel’s collapse -- during the tail end of a nationwide economic recession?...
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