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With one of RAND's principal North American offices located in Pittsburgh, RAND has an understandable interest in addressing issues relevant to the Allegheny County region. Research studies have focused on topics ranging from child health and well-being and the structure of Pittsburgh Public Schools to the region’s government and infrastructure.

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    How Does Neighborhood Environment Impact Health Outcomes?

    Sep 7, 2011

    The PHRESH project examines how neighborhood characteristics—like access to fresh fruits, vegetables, and meats—could make residents more or less healthy.

  • Flooding in Pittsburgh,  photo by Artem S/Getty Images

    Research Brief

    Green Infrastructure Can Help Manage Rainfall in an Urban Watershed

    Oct 29, 2020

    Urbanization, inadequate investment in aging infrastructure, and more-frequent heavy rainfall events due to climate change have led to sewer overflows, flooding, and reduced water quality in U.S. cities. The challenges of increasing volumes of stormwater can be addressed by a mix of solutions.

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