Scenic Pittsburgh, established in 2010, is southwestern Pennsylvania’s only nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to, protecting, preserving and promoting the region’s scenic resources. Scenic Pittsburgh is an affiliate of Scenic America, the nation’s premier scenic conservation organization, and a project of the Pennsylvania Resources Council.
As ardent advocates for scenic beauty, Scenic Pittsburgh utilizes the principles of scenic conservation as tools for economic growth, community engagement, and overall regional vitality. Scenic Pittsburgh has effectively championed legislation that limits visual blight, creates sound scenic policy, and promotes smart, sustainable placemaking.
Scenic Pittsburgh identifies and monitors visual pollution, outdoor advertising, and other scenic detractors as a means of promoting a healthy, vibrant city. Scenic Pittsburgh serves as the public voice for public space in order to ensure fair and equal representation in all issues related to the scenic environment.
Scenic preservation increases the quality of life by engendering affection for ‘place,’ drawing tourism, and attracting business. By preserving the natural and man-made environment through targeted advocacy and smart legislation, Scenic Pittsburgh works to ensure that the beauty of the region’s mountains, rivers, vistas and neighborhoods continues to enrich the lives of future generations.
Scenic Pittsburgh partners with organizations, community leaders and citizens throughout southwestern Pennsylvania to promote the many exceptional and unique scenic resources around the region. By encouraging residents and visitors to enjoy the viewsheds, greenspace, waterways, and neighborhoods characteristic of the region, Scenic Pittsburgh works to establish scenic conservation as a driving cultural value within the community.