City in the Streets: Bringing Government to the People

In 2023, Mayor Ed Gainey launched a new initiative to bring government to the people. Representatives from every city department and select authorities met residents in a block party setting at different locations around the city.

Each event included free food, community vendors, activities for kids, and the following departments tabling to provide resources, information about their work, and intake on-site requests for service:

  • Department of City Planning
  • Department of Innovation and Performance
  • Department of Mobility and Infrastructure
  • Department of Public Works
  • Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections
  • Department of Public Safety
  • Department of Human Resources and Civil Services
  • Department of Parks and Recreation
  • Mayor's Office, including
    • Office of Neighborhood Services
    • Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs
    • Office of Equal Protection
  • Office of Management and Budget
  • Office of Municipal Investigations
  • Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority
  • Urban Redevelopment Authority
  • Housing Authority of Pittsburgh

2024 Dates and Locations

The City in the Streets 2024 season kicked off January 31 with a "Winter Edition" at the Philips Recreation Center in Carrick.

Upcoming City In The Streets Events:

  • Thursday May 30 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Spring Hill
  • Saturday June 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Hill District (in collaboration with BikePGH's Open Streets Event)
  • Wednesday July 17 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Hazelwood
  • Saturday August 17 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Knoxville
  • Wednesday September 4 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Homewood

Check back soon as we continue to announce locations and other details!

2023 City in the Streets Events

5.24.2023 Marshall-Shadeland

Photos from the 2023 Marshall-Shadeland City in the Streets event.

7.5.2023 Garfield

Photos from the 2023 Garfield City in the Streets event.

7.19.2023 Sheraden

Photos from the 2023 Sheraden City in the Streets event.

9.13.2023 West Oakland

Photos from the 2023 West Oakland City in the Streets event.

9.26.2023 Arlington

Photos from the 2023 Arlington City in the Streets event.