Institute of Politics

Impact Reports

The University of Pittsburgh Institute of Politics is a neutral and nonpartisan convener of regional leaders determined to examine and respond to the critical issues facing our region, thus promoting improved quality of life, government efficiency, and economic vitality in Western Pennsylvania. 

In recent months, the Institute and its community partners have engaged in highly impactful work on critical issues such as the opioid overdose epidemic, local government efficiency and effectiveness, urban agriculture, and innovation in K-12 education. By addressing these areas of concern with the help of national and regional experts, elected officials, community leaders, and professionals, the Institute has played a significant role in raising public awareness and formulating meaningful and effective solutions to the region’s most pressing issues.

Through continued engagement, and through the development of informative, nonpartisan educational forums and publications, the Institute aims to turn the political discord that has permeated our society into informed and intelligent political discourse, favoring collaboration over division.

The Institute Impact Report provides a brief summaries of some of the work that Institute has accomplished. A full listing of Institute Impact Reports can be found below: