UrbanKind Institute prepared these four guides for the Heinz Endowments and City of Pittsburgh p4 Conference in October 2016. The guides provide overviews of the topics of four of the five conference breakout sessions. Each guide first briefly describes the topic, including the problems and current policies. It then points out strengths, weaknesses, and challenges of existing solutions. Finally, in order to emphasize the interconnectedness of the topics and p4 themes, each guide connects its topic with the topics of the other breakout sessions.

Breakout Session 2: Pittsburgh 2025 – A New Vision for Regional Economic Growth

Breakout Session 3: Creating Housing Opportunity and Building Mixed-Income Neighborhoods

Breakout Session 4: Most Livable City? Wrestling with the Challenges of Environmental and Public Health

Breakout Session 5: Pittsburgh's Creatives: Their Role in p4

My Brother's Keeper

Friday Forum

Amazon is looking for somewhere to build it's second headquarters, which will house 50,000 high-paying jobs. Local officials are eagerly proposing and promoting Pittsburgh. UrbanKind's Dr. Jason Beery looks at what's happened in Seattle and asks, "Is this really for everyone?"

Is this really for everyone? Q's about Amazon's HQ2

This report follows an eight-month engagement project in which UrbanKind spoke with 125 participants, including elected officials, public, private and non-profit practitioners, representatives of community organizations, and other local leaders about justice, equity, and inclusion in the Pittsburgh region. The report presents findings from these discussions and identifies persistent challenges facing the region. We also tie these findings to PolicyLink's eight policy areas for achieving equitable development.

Recommendations for an Equity, Justice and Inclusion Agenda for Pittsburgh

Q's about HQ2

P4 Conference


​In this report, UrbanKind Institute identifies several major and recurring themes that arose from a series of discussions with young men about needs and gaps in out-of-school programming and attributes of ideal programmatic activities that achieve My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) goals. We offer five recommendations for funders and service providers as they work to narrow the opportunity gap among young men in the Pittsburgh region.​

My Brother's Keeper Community & Stakeholder Planning Process: Initial Recommendations