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The Fierce Urgency of Our Environmental Now

UrbanKind Institute's Dr. Jason Beery set aside some time to think through the present and future environmental health threats in Pittsburgh.


"Despite Pittsburgh’s transformation from its dirty industrial past, its residents still deal with air pollution, toxic and polluted water, and other environmental problems that threaten their health. At the same time, future environmental threats—the development of the local petrochemical industry and climate change—stand to make existing problems even worse. These threats require urgent attention." Read more

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Jamil Bey wants you to use the Pittsburgh Land Bank to revitalize the ...

In January of 2016, he founded UrbanKind Institute, a community engagement consulting firm dedicated to strengthening resident participation ... read more

How Amazon's HQ2 may both bring growth and imperil Pittsburgh's ...

Co-sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh Human Rights Project, UrbanKind Institute and the University of Pittsburgh's Urban Studies ... read more

Why Environmentalists Are Poking Holes in Pittsburgh's Climate

And yet many of them didn't seem convinced it would work. “We don't see this actually as a plan,” said Jason Beery of the UrbanKind Institute...read more

Will McKinley Park Upgrades Improve the Struggling Beltzhoover

Jamil Bey is the executive director of the UrbanKind Institute. He has been a key voice in discussions about McKinley Park and how the project ... read more

Report Examines Challenges Pittsburgh Faces in Attracting, Retaining Young Black Professionals

Tayler Clemm, 23, is the kind of ambitious young black person an informal coalition of groups has begun working to keep in Pittsburgh ... read more

Neighborhood Allies Interviews Dr. Jamil Bey

Dr. Bey, Executive Director of UrbanKind Institute, is a researcher, analyst ... to the Neighborhood Allies Team, and to Pittsburgh neighborhoods ... .read more 

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