Special Reports

The Pittsburgh Today Regional Education Survey

The Pittsburgh Today Regional Education Survey is the most comprehensive survey to date to ask Allegheny County residents about their experiences and perspectives regarding education and the local public schools that educate 115,000 students in grades kindergarten through 12.  The online survey was conducted by Pittsburgh Today and the University Center for Social and Urban …

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Pittsburgh Today and Tomorrow 2020

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Pittsburgh Today and Tomorrow 2019

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Up in the Air

This four-part award-winning series of articles offers a comprehensive look at air quality in southwestern Pennsylvania. The scope of the 14-article series, winner of a national Folio award for regional journalism, ranges from the legacy of the region’s industrial past when Pittsburgh earned the reputation as the “Smoky City,” to the characteristics of the region’s …

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2018 Pittsburgh Regional Quality of Life Survey

The Pittsburgh Regional Quality of Life Survey was first published in 2011 as the most extensive survey of Greater Pittsburgh residents since the historic Pittsburgh Survey of 1908. The intent was to understand the attitudes and circumstances of the region’s citizens then and, by revisiting the questions later, determine how their views change over time. …

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Pittsburgh Today and Tomorrow 2018

In this 2018 Pittsburgh Today & Tomorrow report, we compare the seven-county Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area with regions across the country in key quality of life measures. Additionally, look for in-depth reports on: the region’s 2018 economic forecast; the rationale for building a new airport; an examination of what effect the Trump administration’s removal of …

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Pittsburgh Today and Tomorrow 2017

The 2017 Pittsburgh Today and Tomorrow report, produced by Pittsburgh Today, analyzes recent data to assess the Pittsburgh region’s standing compared with 15 other regions in key economic and quality of life measures. Also included are numerous in-depth reports focusing on the most important issues facing Greater Pittsburgh. To view a PDF version of Pittsburgh …

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Southwestern PA Sustainability Goals & Indicators

Sustainable Pittsburgh last presented this regional sustainability goals and indicators report in 2004. In tracking the region’s progress, we see that much has changed, while too many things remain the same. Not changing, however, is the reason we produce the report. The old saying, “You can’t manage what you can’t measure,” applies. Sustainable Pittsburgh is …

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Pittsburgh Today and Tomorrow 2016

The 2016 Pittsburgh Today and Tomorrow report, produced by Pittsburgh Today, analyzes recent data to assess the Pittsburgh region’s standing compared with 14 other regions in key economic and quality of life measures. Also included are numerous in-depth reports focusing on the most important issues facing Greater Pittsburgh. To view a PDF version of Pittsburgh …

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The Pittsburgh Regional Diversity Survey

The Pittsburgh Regional Diversity Survey asked more than 3,500 southwestern Pennsylvania residents for their views on diversity in the workplace, region and their neighborhood. Results from the survey indicate that, while most respondents of all races see value in racial and ethnic diversity, significant differences exist along racial lines in answers to many of the …

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Behind the Times: The Limited Role of Minorities in the Greater Pittsburgh Workforce

Behind the Times: The Limited Role of Minorities in the Greater Pittsburgh Workforce is based on an analysis of workforce-related data collected by the Pittsburgh Regional Workforce Diversity Indicators Initiative. The Workforce Diversity Indicators Initiative, led by Vibrant Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Today, includes representatives from RAND Corporation, Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board, Allegheny Conference on …

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Pittsburgh Today and Tomorrow 2015

The 2015 Pittsburgh Today and Tomorrow report, produced by Pittsburgh Today, analyzes recent data to assess the Pittsburgh region’s standing compared with 14 other regions in 11 categories. Also included are numerous in-depth reports focusing on the most important issues facing Greater Pittsburgh. To view a PDF version of Pittsburgh Today and Tomorrow 2015, click …

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The State of Aging in Allegheny County

Older adults are growing in number and influence across the nation. “The State of Aging in Allegheny County” provides a comprehensive analysis of that population in a county long ranked among the oldest in the nation. The report, published by the University of Pittsburgh University Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR) and Pittsburgh Today, …

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Pittsburgh Today and Tomorrow 2014

The 2014 Pittsburgh Today and Tomorrow report, produced by Pittsburgh Today, analyzes recent data to assess the Pittsburgh region’s standing compared with 14 U.S. cities in 10 categories. Also included are numerous in-depth reports focusing on the most important issues facing Greater Pittsburgh. To view a PDF version of Pittsburgh Today and Tomorrow 2014, click …

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The Pittsburgh Regional Environment Survey

In May 2013, more than 800 men and women living in the seven-county Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) were interviewed by telephone for a survey about the environment conducted by the University of Pittsburgh University Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR) and Pittsburgh Today. In order to better understand what’s important to our region’s …

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Pittsburgh Today and Tomorrow 2013

The Pittsburgh Today annual report reveals how well the Pittsburgh region is doing compared to fourteen other benchmark regions in eleven categories. Each report includes in depth articles and thoughtful commentary provided by regional leaders. To view a PDF version of Pittsburgh Today and Tomorrow 2013, click here.

Young Adult Report 2012

Young adults play a crucial role in defining southwestern Pennsylvania today and in the coming years as workers, consumers, parents, neighbors, voters and leaders. This report draws the most comprehensive profile to date of the young men and women who are so vital to the region’s future. It is based on Pittsburgh Today’s reporting, as …

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2012 Pittsburgh Regional Quality of Life Survey

In order to understand where we are going, we must first understand where we are. In that spirit, we are pleased to release a distillation of the findings of the Pittsburgh Regional Quality of Life Survey, the most extensive survey of the residents of Greater Pittsburgh since the historic Pittsburgh Survey was published in 1908. …

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Pittsburgh Today and Tomorrow 2012

Pittsburgh Today presents its annual report on the progress of Greater Pittsburgh, comparing Pittsburgh with 14 other regions in 10 key quality of life categories. This report, written by Jeffery Fraser, is based on the Pittsburgh 2011 Quality of Life Survey. We have also asked regional leaders to describe an obstacle we need to overcome …

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Nobody Home: The Rise of Vacancy

In this seven-part series of articles, Pittsburgh Today takes an in-depth look at the quiet crisis of vacancy and blight in southwestern Pennsylvania, the state and the nation, reporting on the people and places affected, its social and financial impacts, the strategies that have failed to stem the problem and the innovative solutions that offer …

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Pittsburgh Today and Tomorrow 2011

In the 2011 Pittsburgh Today & Tomorrow report, readers can assess where Pittsburgh stands compared with 14 other benchmark regions in 10 categories: Arts, Demographics, Economy, Education, Environment, Government, Health, Housing, Public Safety and Transportation. The Regional Indicators considers Greater Pittsburgh to be a 22-county region, including eastern Ohio and northern West Virginia. And as …

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