Business and civic leaders in the Pittsburgh region understand that sustainability is about taking the long view on return on investment. Those benefits will be explored at the 12th annual Southwestern Pennsylvania Smart Growth Conference on Thursday, Dec. 13 at the convention center. Organized by Sustainable Pittsburgh, the conference will address the interrelated issues of clean water, transportation and innovative finance for redevelopment. Please join me and leaders from many of our partner organizations at this important gathering. You can learn more or register here. You can also watch videos from last year’s conference below.