Tuesday, November 25, 2008

How Well Do You Know Pittsburgh Today?

If you haven't already seen it, be sure to download the new report from PittsburghToday (the Regional Indicators Project) called How Well Do You Know Pittsburgh Today?

Or better yet, buy a copy of the latest issue of Pittsburgh Quarterly and get a printed copy.

If you read it, you'll get a good sense of how we stack up as a region compared to other places.

The Good News:
* We're well educated.
* There are jobs here.
* Commuting is easy.
* It's a safe place to live.
* Home values are increasing.
* There is strong support for the arts.
* We have low rates of uninsurance for health.

The Bad News:
* Many children live in poverty.
* Workers earn less here for similar jobs.
* There is a big disparity in homeownership rates between whites and blacks.
* Our governments are in debt.
* We're not very healthy.
* We're riding rough roads.
* Our air is bad (though it's not just our fault).

And if you'd like more detail, go to the PittsburghToday website.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wondering if you could clarify your quote in the last paragraph of Monday's PG article:

"I think we have a truly diverse, multicultural, world-class population that has a great breadth of appreciation for a full range of entertainment opportunities.""

Earlier in the story the reporter said that the report indicates that Pittsburgh is the least diverse region compared to its peers.

9:54 AM  
Blogger Harold D. Miller said...

In that context, "diverse" meant diversity of interest, not of race or ethnicity.

10:01 AM  

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