Meet Your New Mayor – Bill Peduto’s Excellent Adventure @ Manor Theater – Mon. 11/11


Last Tuesday, we went to the ballot box and Bill Peduto was ellected to be the next mayor of Pittsburgh.  One of the reasons why I think Peduto is a great choice for Pittsburgh is the amount of time he spends studying other cities . I  have personally had the opportunity to learn about cities that are similar to Pittsburgh through GLUE (the Great Lakes Urban Exchange).  GLUE was founded by a Pittsburgh native and a Detroit native with the purpose of bringing together folks from rust-belt … [Read more...]

Writing about the Rust Belt – GLUE and Rustbelt Almanac


I've got two great projects to share with you, both are related to sharing stories about rustbelt cities including Pittsburgh. If you have been a regular reader of IheartPGH over the years, you have probably read a few of our posts about GLUE.  GLUE stands for Great Lakes Urban Exchange - a project that was started by a Pittsburgher and a Detroiter (is there a Detroit equivalent to the word Pittsburgher?).  I've been fortunate to attend many of the GLUE conferences, the most … [Read more...]

12+ Super Events to Check Out in September

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Here are 12 events, actually more than 12 events as some of these listings are for multiple activites.  Lots of great ways to check out Pittsburgh and get involved.  What are you most looking forward to this September?  Are there other events we missed?  Please let us know in the comments! cityLAB 6% Place Community Meeting - Wednesday, September 7, 2011 6-7:30pm @ St. Lawrence O’Toole Activity Center on 140 N. Atlantic Avenue in Garfield learn about the 6% place project - Six … [Read more...]

Register for the 4th Annual GLUE Conference!


First things first, we are not talking about rubber cement or Elmer's glue - GLUE is about cities, neighborhoods and people. If you are a new reader or new to GLUE .. GLUE is short for the Great Lakes Urban Exchange.  GLUE is an organization that was founded by a Pittsburgh native and a Detroit native to bring greater awareness to and to share ideas among 16 cities in the Great Lakes watershed areas. I have had the opportunity to spend time with both of the founders of GLUE and in many … [Read more...]

Links Worth a Look – May 19th

Here are some links/articles/blog posts that are worth a look: Great Lakes Urban Exchange Conference 2010 - Urban Laboratories - Join other city lovers to share ideas and discuss issues. This years conference is in Cleveland - July 15-17, 2010. We were lucky enough to attend last years conference in Milwaukee and would highly recommend this to anyone interested in urban issues of mid-west cities Coffee, record and comic book shops to open all in one building in Polish Hill - More great … [Read more...]