Pittsburgh and the Sustainable Development Goals: A Voluntary Local Review of Progress
Insights of the Report
Pittsburgh’s VLR builds upon the work of the “City of Pittsburgh Preliminary Resilience Assessment,” including the SDGs to provide a holistic vision to address the city’s pressing issues. Through this exercise, the VLR helps to identify synergies and co-benefits across different strategies. This first VLR also works as a baseline report against to which measure progress towards achieving the SDGs in the future. It also helps to identify gaps in the city’s current policies in order to devise additional strategies to accelerate the localisation of the SDGs.
300,286 (2019 estimate)
Level of Government
Local (city, town, village, etc)
Carbon Footprint per capita
Local (ex. city, town, village, etc)
Pittsburgh is the second most populous city in the state of Pennsylvania, USA. Located in the Western Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh lies at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers where they form the Ohio River. Renowned for its steel manufacturing, the city transitioned in the 1990s to a knowledge hub boosting health care, education and technology industries.