Innovation & Performance

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“It is now our moment, our opportunity -- indeed, it is our duty -- to create the next Pittsburgh:  A city that gleams not only with the lights and glass of our towers, but one that also glows with the hope of revived neighborhoods, that thrives in a renewed sense of possibility for every child born here.”

--Mayor William Peduto

The Steel City Codefest is a city-wide app building event that brings together coders, designers, and innovation enthusiasts to create apps for local government, citizens, and community organizations over a 24-hour period.

I&P has begun promoting its Innovation Roadmap.

The City of Pittsburgh's goal is to translate ideas and inventions into goods or services that improve the quality of life for its citizens.

Building a More Resilient Pittsburgh

Join us in celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research as we hold a deliberative discussion on the issues facing Pittsburgh in the 21st Century.


The Better Buildings Challenge (BBC) is a cornerstone of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, helping the nation to save money on energy bills while reducing carbon pollution.  


In March 2014, the City of Pittsburgh passed Open Data Legislation, setting the default to "open" and paving the way to increase transparency in City operations and build collaborative information-sharing relationships with community groups.' 

We live in an age of infinite possibilities. The newly created Department of Innovation & Performance (I&P) reflects Mayor’s Peduto’s vision for the Next Pittsburgh and our team’s role in fostering a culture of accountability and innovation at levels and sectors of society. I&P aims to transform Pittsburgh into a world class city through not only managing information systems and delivering technology, but by pursuing data-driven decision-making, creating sustainable solutions, and driving quality performance.

While technology is an important component to this, it is not the only end goal. There is no silver bullet, fancy platform, or expensive software that can magically transform the City. The City’s greatest assets are its people, us, and our commitment to collaboration and better serving the city government and its residents.

Beyond servicing the City and its departments and agencies internally with strategy and hardware, I&P has a wider external component. We work to better service all residents of Pittsburgh by closing the digital divide, fostering entrepreneurship and innovation, improving access and application of information, and empowering neighborhoods, especially vulnerable communities. We want citizens to better utilize their resources and information to make better decisions and take action.

The Small Business Resource Fair

The Small Business Resource Fair -- Government edition will be hosted by Department of Innovation & Planning, the Mayor's office, and the URA. This complimentary event would be ideal for small business owners such as restaurateurs, retail owners, contractors, etc.

The purpose of the event is to offer small business owners in-person access

to representatives from all relevant departments within city services (zoning, permits, ADA compliance, etc.) in order to have their questions answered ― all in one location.  ​

Date:          Monday,February 2, 2015
Time:          6:00 - 8:30pm
Location:   6th Floor
                    City Council Building
                    414 Grant Street
                    Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Read the flyer here.


Innovation Community Map

Innovation & Performance

I&P aims to transform Pittsburgh into a world-class city through the intersections of technology, sustainability, and performance. While separate, like rotating wheel cogs, the three areas will only move forward when working together.

I&P Twitter feed


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