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Lecture: Population Trends in the City of Pittsburgh

June 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Lecture:  Are We Growing? Population trends for the City of Pittsburgh
Christopher Briem
University of Pittsburgh Center for Social & Urban Research
Tuesday, June 19
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Landmarks Preservation Resource Center
744 Rebecca Avenue, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221

A story in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in May noted that the City of Pittsburgh is the reason Allegheny County saw a drop in population in recent years according to new U.S. Census Bureau numbers. The consternation that followed as city and regional leaders worried about the ramifications of dropping population figures reflects the importance of understanding how the demographics of our city and region affect how we live.

Christopher Briem, an economist and researcher at the University of Pittsburgh believes the story of Pittsburgh’s demographic trends is more nuanced and does not lend itself to easy answers. In this lecture, he will give an overview of the latest data available on demographic trends impacting the city of Pittsburgh and its neighborhoods.

About the presenter: Christopher Briem is a regional economist at the University of Pittsburgh’s University Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR). His work at the center’s Program in Urban and Regional Analysis focuses on economic and demographic forecasting, industry analysis and competitiveness of the Pittsburgh region.  Ongoing projects include economic forecasts for Allegheny County and the Pittsburgh region, analysis of migration trends in the Pittsburgh region, analysis of local government finances and fragmentation and the impact of demographic changes on the regional economy.

This lecture is FREE to PHLF Members. Non-members: $10. RSVPs are appreciated: or call 412-471-5808 ext. 527.


June 19, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Landmarks Preservation Resource Center
744 Rebecca Avenue
Wilkinsburg, 15221 United States
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