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Associations and Organizations
For more associations and organizations based in Pittsurgh see Pittsburgh History: Associations, Organizations, and Institutes.
American Planning Association
Provides leadership in the development of vital communities by advocating excellence in planning, promoting education and citizen empowerment, and providing our members with the tools and support necessary to meet the challenges of growth and change.
GASP: Group Against Smog and Pollution
Non-profit citizens' group in Southwestern Pennsylvania working for a healthy, sustainable environment. Founded in 1969, GASP has been a diligent watchdog, educator, litigator, and policy-maker on many environmental issues, with a focus on air quality in the Pittsburgh region.
National League of Cities
A resource and advocate for the nation's cities and their leaders.
An association of professionals, activists, academics, and students involved in physical, social, economic, and environmental planning in urban and rural areas, who promote fundamental change in our political and economic systems.
Resources for the Future
Independent, nonprofit research institution in Washington, DC. whose mission is to mission is to improve environmental, energy, and natural resource decisions through impartial economic research and policy engagement.
Smart growth is development that supports economic growth, strong communities and environmental health.
“Smart growth” covers a range of development and conservation strategies that help protect our health and natural environment and make our communities more attractive, economically stronger, and more socially diverse.
United States Conference of Mayors
Official non-partisan organization of cities with a population of 30,000 or larger. Each city is represented by its chief elected official, the mayor.