Sustainability Watch

Regional Housing Trends

More southwestern Pennsylvanians have been able to find housing that fits their budgets in the past decade, despite steadily rising home values and rents. But there are stark disparities in the affordability of housing across income levels.

Regional Crime

When Pittsburgh rises to the top of various “best places to live” lists, one indicator often cited is the region’s relative safety as measured by crime rates, which typically are among the lowest of U.S. metropolitan areas.

Regional Energy Use

In a region where coal was once king, nearly half of the electricity consumed today is generated from non-​carbon sources. Yet, wind, solar and other renewable sources claim a tiny fraction of the local energy portfolio.
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