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WPUSA: Collaborating to Build Good Green Jobs

March 21, 2008 -- Working Partnerships USA

Over the past year, the enormous challenge posed by climate change has been catapulted into the limelight.  Prominent leaders in all sectors are now calling for serious and immediate efforts to fight global warming.  As mainstream interest in the "green economy" explodes, so too has the concept of green jobs: the alluring idea that efforts to defend the environment can also create new j

12 Days in the Life of CPI

March 21, 2008 -- Center on Policy Initiatives

By Donald Cohen, CPI Executive Director

We're used to a fast pace at CPI.  But we outdid ourselves during a recent 12-day stretch: We published new research, won new policy at City Hall, involved hundreds of people in a complex policy campaign, and maintained almost daily presence in local media.  The following chronology provides a picture of the work of CPI’s fantastic eight-person staff and demonstrates the media, policy and organizing impact we are having in San Diego.

One Hill Coalition Appeals Planning Commission Approval of New Penguins Arena Master Development Plan

February 19, 2008 -- Pittsburgh UNITED

Pittsburgh UNITED has brought attention to the need for a CBA around the new Pittsburgh Penguins hockey arena development in the Hill District and some of the gaps in the local development process through its recent actions – most notably the appeal of the Pittsburgh City Planning Commission’s decision to approve the arena master development plan.  The events leading up to this decision and subsequent appeal are quite complex as illustrated in the timetable below:

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