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The City of Pittsburgh, ONEPGH and Alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals


Thursday, April 25, 2019

12 noon - 1:15 p.m. ET


Hamburg Hall, room A301, 4800 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Live Stream

This event will be available to watch remotely via a free live stream on the Heinz College Facebook page.


In collaboration with the City of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College, the Brookings Institution, and the Metro 21 Smart Cities Institute are pleased to convene a public panel to highlight the value proposition for cities and communities aligning with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This session will examine how the proposed ONEPGH strategy reflects the data-driven focus on equity and sustainability in the SDGs and highlight the extensive network in Pittsburgh already working on the implementation of the SDGs including city officials, civil society organizations, the private sector, youth, universities, and foundations.  We will seek to educate and excite those who are not already familiar with the SDG framework.  We will also explore lessons learned and connect the work of Pittsburgh to the significant SDG work ongoing in cities in the U.S. and around the world.

Our aim with these sessions is to elevate the community efforts underway in Pittsburgh, facilitate collaborations, address challenges, and mobilize resources to strengthen the collective effort connecting the local to the global.

Introduction and Moderator

Amb. Sarah Mendelson, Head of Heinz College in Washington, D.C., Distinguished Service Professor of Public Policy


  • Mayor Bill Peduto, The City of Pittsburgh
  • Jerry MacCleary, Chairman and CEO, Covestro LLC
  • Leah Lizarondo, Co-Founder and CEO, 412Food Rescue

Reflections on SDG Implementation beyond Pittsburgh

Anthony Pipa, Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development, the Brookings Institution