Development projects spearheaded by neighborhoods and nonprofits often need a boost when it comes to design and planning. Fortunately, institutions in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and State College make it their mission to spur thoughtful upgrades to the built environment.
The oldest community in Dauphin County is on the move thanks to an ambitious brewery and still works project -- housed in an iconic local building -- a new transit hub and exciting changes at Penn State Harrisburg.
Preventing the spread of malaria is just one of the real world problems being tackled at this innovative facility. Huck supports over 500 researchers in State College while bringing engineering expertise to the life sciences.
This program is working hard to help businesses grow and stay in York. The Center features both an incubator and a raft of student-centric services that look to boost the next generation of startup leaders.
Thanks to technology, students across nine counties will be able to access in-person classes -- and the opportunities that come with postsecondary education -- via the new Rural Regional College of Northern Pennsylvania. The goal is to boost the area economically by preparing locals for the jobs of the future.
At these Pennsylvania institutions, students go to college not to drink beer, but to learn how to make it. They're positioning themselves for jobs in a booming craft brewing industry that contributed $4.5 billion to the state's economy in 2014.
A student athlete turned school counselor, Linsey Covert knows the deep impact it makes on a young person when they're part of a team. She's taking that philosophy into local schools in an effort to combat bullying, increase attendance and decrease behavior incidents.
At LaunchBayC, passionate young people spend the summer honing their entrepreneurial vision free from grades and benchmarks. This Lehigh University program has transformed an old Bethlehem Steel facility into a hotbed for 21st century innovation.