Special Reports

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.

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…

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.

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 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.

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.

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…
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