Just Pittsburgh

Heinz Endowments President Grant Oliphant with Jon Delano on KDKA-TV’s Sunday Business Page, April 10, 2016

"We're living through this remarkable period in Pittsburgh's history...what sort of community do we want to create?" - Grant Oliphant, president, The Heinz Endowments

Pittsburgh is experiencing exciting development and opportunity, but we need to be careful at this critical moment in our history to include everyone. A Just Pittsburgh must be open, inclusive and equitable for all.

Heinz Endowments President Grant Oliphant talked about expanding access to the region’s promising future on KDKA-TV’s Sunday Business Page with Jon Delano and also in his recent blog posts:  “Just Pittsburgh” and “What does a Just Pittsburgh mean to you?”

And now the Endowments is asking, what does a Just Pittsburgh mean to you? What kind of city do you envision? Let us know by leaving a comment on the blog.

Just Design

Endowments President Grant Oliphant gave the keynote speech during the annual conference of the American Institute of Architects' Pittsburgh chapter on April 21. Using the theme of “Just Design,” Mr. Oliphant described how the way we build within our communities can affect the well-being of our residents, the justice of our interactions and the sustainability of our future. Read the full speech  and also view the Storify on the event. 


If you missed our live Twitter chat on #justpgh with @HeinzEndow's @go_grant, @AndrewMcElwaine, @jdlaing, @candersonpgh that happened on April 19, please take a look at the Storify summary of the event.

As part of our #justpgh initiative, we are talking to Pittsburghers to better understand what a just city looks like to them.

Kheir Mugwaneza is the Director of Community Assistance and Resettlement at Northern Area Multi Services Center in Pittsburgh. He works with refugees and new immigrants to the Pittsburgh area.

Myron Arnowitt, State Director at Clean Water Action, talks about how clean air and water are not only vital for a healthy city, but also important for a just city.

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