Chapter 24: Structure and
Function of Local
In this chapter you have learned about the various forms of local government, the services a local government provides to residents of the community, and the challenges of urban growth. As towns and cities grow, officials devise plans such as zoning to guide this growth. Some cities also develop other plans that include the development of specific areas such as historic neighborhoods or parks. In this activity you will explore the plans Pittsburgh has devised for its Downtown area of the city.
Destination Title: Pittsburgh City Planning
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Start at the Welcome to City Planning Web page of the Pittsburgh Department of City Planning.
- Click on and read through the Downtown Plan. Make sure to also read the guidelines and other notes in the side margins.
- Browse through the information, taking notes as you go.
After you have read through the
information, answer the following questions.