Plan to Join us September 21–25

The 2024 ICMA Annual Conference will bring together local government professionals around the world to connect and learn from peers, focus on emerging trends and challenges, and provide solutions to help them prepare for the future.

Pittsburgh’s Transformation:
Come and Be Inspired

Local government managers play a vital role in shaping the communities they serve by overseeing a wide range of services, from infrastructure to education to public safety, managing the budget, and planning for the future. Plan to join us in Pittsburgh and see the city’s transformation into a leader in healthcare, education technology, and financial services. Experience firsthand a shining example of how to overcome challenges to create a vibrant, thriving, and equitable community.

Once known for its industrial pollution, Pittsburgh’s amazing transformation over the last half-century has become a case study in sustainability. In 2023, it was recognized as one of the most climate-resilient cities in the United States.

Pittsburgh is one of 25 cities chosen for its vision and leadership on climate action and is tackling carbon emissions through reducing building energy use, increasing renewable energy, reducing vehicle travel and electrifying vehicles.

Pittsburgh: Green and Outdoorsy with a Rich History and Culture

Pittsburgh, affectionately known as the ‘Burgh, is a city wrapped in three rivers: the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio. Pittsburgh is a green and outdoor city with trails and parks intertwined throughout. No matter what your interests are, you’re sure to find something to love in Pittsburgh. It’s a city that has something to offer everyone.

Things to Do

It’s a very walkable city, but there are so many ways to tour and sightsee, either by bike, trolley, boat, bus, or Segway.

Take a ride on the historic Duquesne Incline for panoramic views of the city’s skyline and rivers, and the Monongahela Incline to take in the view from Mount Washington.

Outdoor enthusiasts can hike, bike, and picnic at the numerous parks and green spaces, including Schenley Park and Point State Park.

Pittsburgh is also a city with a rich culture. Learn about the city’s history through its foodshopping, and art. The city has 90 unique neighborhoods, each with its own distinct character.

If you’re a sports fan, you’ll love Pittsburgh! The City of Champions is home to the Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL), Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL), and Pittsburgh Pirates (MLB).


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