ERIC Number: ED073039
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
University-Urban Interface Program. Pittsburgh Goals and Futures.
Future community changes in Pittsburgh over the next five years are predicted in this study, the purpose of which is to determine the extent of community consensus regarding changes and the extent to which widely differing perspectives of community leaders might contribute to conflict. One hundred and six selected, prominent, community leaders responded to a questionnaire assessing the likelihood, desirability and relative importance of twenty eight potential community problems. In addition, the leaders were asked to select at least three of the issues in order to identify what needs to be done about them, what things should be avoided, whether such steps are likely in the next five year period, and which segments or organizations of the community might hold views similar to and at odds with their position, and what measures the community or university could take regarding each issue. Results included indicate that the city's leaders are intensely interested in the future of Pittsburgh, and are modestly optimistic; that many leaders do not expect much in the way of positive change, and that there is an overwhelming consensus with reference to the areas of desired change although the study concludes that a good number of responses fall outside the general agreement. Pittsburgh leaders are highly receptive to change and reveal data which can be put to practical use. (SJM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Higher Education Research.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. University Urban Interface Program.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh)