Innovation & Performance
The Pittsburgh Roadmap for Inclusive Innovation has Launched!

The City has released it's plan to ensure that Pittsburgh remains competitive and inclusive in the digital age.  With 20 goals, accounting for over 100 actions for the City to undertake, the Roadmap is a vision forward. Read about how your City  plans to better improve quality of life for all Pittsburghers.


As the Department of Innovation & Performance turns 1, watch Debra Lam's State of the Department address from February 20th


“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
Pittsburgh Climate Action Plan 3.0

Pittsburgh is in the process of developing its third climate action plan (PCAP 3.0) to analyze and implement strategies, policies and projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions within city limits and mitigate Pittsburgh’s contribution to global climate change.


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.' 

Resilient Pittsburgh Deliberative Community Forum

Is your neighborhood prepared for acute shocks such as flooding and heat waves? Is your community challenged by chronic stresses such as aging infrastructure and violence? Join us from 6-8:30pm on November 17 at the Southside Market Place or 6-8:30pm on November 19 at the East Liberty Presbyterian Church to learn more about Pittsburgh's Resilience Plan and give your input about what is needed in your community. Register here:

We live in an age of infinite possibilities. The Department of Innovation & Performance (I&P), created in February 2014, reflects Mayor 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 asset is us, its people, 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 have the information to make better decisions and take action.

Innovation Community Map

Click here to request for your organization be added to the 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.

Civic Innovation
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