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Author: University Center for Social & Urban Research (UCSUR)

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UCSUR Radio is a social science podcast created by the University Center for Social & Urban Research (UCSUR) at the University of Pittsburgh. We focus on a social, economic, or health issue most relevant to our society. Discussions and presentations highlight neighborhood, community, economic, and other social research conducted by our esteemed colleagues. Presenters include local, national, and international social research experts.
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LGBTQ+ issues in local governance pose some of the most pressing civil rights challenges in the current U.S. context. This analysis provides insight into what is taking place in major municipalities and how these efforts can be improved to bolster equity for LGBTQ+ populations. At a time when identity, language, and public sector values are inherently intertwined and constantly changing, the following question is ripe for analysis: how are major U.S. municipalities addressing the civil rights needs of the LGBTQ+ population? To answer this question, an analysis of government websites from the top ten U.S. cities by population is conducted, examining the policies, programs, and services municipalities offer LGBTQ+ constituents and the language used to frame these policies, programs, and services as expressions of power, representations of identity, and the website presentation, itself. The goal of this research is to produce a rich, qualitative analysis of public-facing web content to inform future research and practice. 
Governing without Government: Nonprofit Governance in Detroit and Flint
Planning for Multimodal Transportation Corridors
From Bricks & Mortar to Virtual Spaces: Using Digital Innovation to Advance Nonprofit missions
The Crisis of the African-American Middle Neighborhood
Urban Apartheid & the 2016 Summer Olympics
What Helps and Hinders Green Infrastructure on Vacant Land in Legacy Cities?
Looking Ahead — What the Trump Administration Means for Brownfield Redevelopment
Are Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Exacerbating Urban Inequality? Evidence from Four Cities
Remaking Post-Industrial Cities: Lessons from North America and Europe
Building Community and Ecological Resiliency Through Obsolete Infrastructure Removal
Parcel Scale Green Infrastructure Siting and Cost Effectiveness Analysis for Pittsburgh, PA
Smart Cities and Sustainability
Modelling Predatory Mortgage Lending
Producing and Preserving Affordable Housing in Shrinking Cities
Affordable for Who? New York City's Affordable Housing Plan
Exacting a pound of flesh: How neighborhood environments contribute to childhood food insecurity and obesity
Coupling Systems, Building Coalitions: Connecting Housing, Energy, and Transit in U.S. Cities
The Monroeville Doctrine: The Suburbanization of Industrial Research in Twentieth Century Pittsburgh
Understanding and Addressing the Housing Crisis for America's Lowest Income Households
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