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A legacy of philanthropy: How foundation support benefits Pittsburgh, today and tomorrow

From neighborhood improvement initiatives to parks and recreation to social causes, the tradition of philanthropy in Pittsburgh has fueled the city’s recent economic and cultural renaissance.

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Happening around town: Happy hours with a twist

From bottle labeling parties to drinks with dinosaurs, Pittsburgh's beloved cultural institutions are redefining the rules of attraction. Pop City curates the city's most innovative mix-and-mingle experiences.

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Parks conservancy group gives Pittsburgh students a lesson in STEM

The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy has turned the city's green spaces into a vast outdoor classroom for students exploring STEM subjects at Pittsburgh Public Schools.

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Lenka Clayton: An artist in residence in motherhood

At the intersection of motherhood and art, the personal is political for Pittsburgh artist Lenka Clayton. Her project, An Artist Residency in Motherhood, first appeared at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts in 2012 and now is gaining national attention. 

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Bus meets bike: How the next wave of commuters is changing the urban landscape

In Pittsburgh and across the state, the humble bicycle is mobilizing efforts to usher in a new era of public transportation. In Part Three of our three-story series on transportation, Pop City navigates the connection between buses, bikes and the commuters who depend on them.

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Art Institute student shows collection at New York Fashion Week

Romina Vairo, a recent fashion design graduate at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, will show her collection Frozen Bone at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City on Feb. 17. 

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Pittsburgh as a driving force behind transportation technology

From bus-tracking apps to robotic traffic signals, the New Year has introduced some big changes for Pittsburgh in the realm of transportation. Part One of Pop City's three-part series on transportation issues within Pittsburgh and across Pennsylvania.

Oakland hosted the second Anchor District Forum in December 2013

Eds and meds, unite: Anchor districts are new engines for job creation

Across the United States, anchor districts like Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood stabilize communities through creative placemaking and job creation. Here, an in-depth look at anchor districts in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Cleveland. 

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Shop local, eat global: Broaden your palate with Pittsburgh's ethnic food markets

Whether you're a home cook looking to spice things up in the kitchen or an expatriate craving a taste of the homeland, Pittsburgh's ethnic markets offer a rich taste of worldly cultures. 

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Homework for parents: How to prepare students for career success

How can we prepare girls for a future workplace that's increasingly global and technology-driven? Teach them the three essential skills for career success, say experts from The Ellis School.

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Investment booms in Pittsburgh thanks to new venture fund

Pittsburgh's entrepreneurial ecosystem takes another big leap forward, as Riverfront Ventures will invest $24 million in local early-stage companies.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: "Valley Uprising" documents Yosemite's rock-climbing revolution

This adventure documentary chronicles three generations of rock climbers who created a culture out of death-defying, dizzying feats in Yosemite National Park. 

Lightwave International has designed laser sets for artists like Lady Gaga, Pink Floyd and Madonna.

Lightwave International designs laser sets for concerts all over the world

Lightwave International, based in Eighty Four, Washington County, travels the globe designing concert lasers for big-time performers like Madonna, Snoop Dogg, Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Pink Floyd. 

Pittsburgh Regional Alliance Tech Crawl

Meet the brains behind the city's brightest tech ideas

Follow along on a four-day whirlwind of technological innovation, creative invention and mind-blowing possibility. The Pittsburgh Regional Alliance's Tech Crawl unveils the brains behind the city's best and brightest ideas for the future.

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Community development corporations give power to the people (part 2 of 2)

From thriving communities like Oakland and Lawrenceville to hilltop communities seeking to fulfill basic needs, CDCs address their neighborhoods' individual concerns.

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