Making Pittsburgh Great Again?

  URA/Private Partners Renew Push For Controversial Project OPN’s investigative article in March 2016 about a Public/Private partnership formed between the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), University of Pittsburgh and CMU, involves seizing publicly owned land to build a private roadway shuttle system-using autonomous vehicles, through the Junction Hollow section of Schenley Park. At that time, […]

The “New” East Liberty

By Greg Godels The catchword is “gentrification”—the popular and relatively benign word for a process of displacement and neglect of poor and minority communities in favor of an urban settler class of young, well-off, and mostly white urban gentry. It is not something entirely new or original: for over half a century, neglectful displacement has […]