The Penn State Center: Engaging Pittsburgh

Located in downtown Pittsburgh, The Penn State Center is an extraordinary central point of contact for individuals, families, communities, businesses, and corporations who want to:

  • create learning and research partnerships for making informed decisions
  • apply research-based knowledge to help solve critical issues in, and support a sustainable future for, the Greater Pittsburgh area

We facilitate community-focused learning, student involvement, and solution-oriented research to help enrich the lives of urban citizens, improve the quality of communities, and enhance the success of local businesses.

Recent News

"Broadly defined, food policy is a set of collective decisions made by governments at all levels, businesses, and organizations that affect how food gets from the farm to your table. A food policy can be as broad as a federal regulation on food labeling or as local and specific as a zoning law that lets city...

The Penn State Center Pittsburgh, including Outreach and Extension, received funding from the Howard Heinz Endowments to provide business planning and marketing assistance for a local nursery owner, Elaine Price, as she positions her business for growth and relocation. Ms. Price is interested in relocating and...

A two year initiative known as Project 15206, will address stormwater mitigation through community outreach, public policy and ordinance examination, design, and construction of green infrastructure within zipcode 15206 (seven neighborhoods of the city of Pittsburgh - Morningside; Highland Park; Larimer; East...