Greater Louisville Project http://wfpl.org en Louisville Ranks 4th Among Peer Cities For Women In Science, Engineering, Tech and Math Jobs http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-ranks-4th-among-peer-cities-women-science-engineering-tech-and-math-jobs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When Suzanne </span>Bergmeister<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was young, her parents said she could be anything she wanted. &nbsp;</span></p><p>So she became an engineer.</p><p>When she graduated from Rutgers’ University College of Engineering in 1984 “less than 20 percent” of women were pursuing a career in engineering, she said.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9600 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Ranks 4th Among Peer Cities For Women In Science, Engineering, Tech and Math Jobs Louisville's New List of Peer Cities Now Includes St. Louis, Oklahoma City http://wfpl.org/post/louisvilles-new-list-peer-cities-now-includes-st-louis-oklahoma-city <p>The list of cities Louisville business and government leaders utilize to gauge the city’s socio-economic progress is getting bigger.</p><p>City officials will utilize the updated list of peer cities for the next decade as an agenda is developed to spark job growth and educational development.</p><p>Christen Boone is the director of the <a href="http://greaterlouisvilleproject.org/">Greater Louisville Project</a>, which updated the list.&nbsp;&nbsp; She said the list is not meant to provide a list of city blueprints from which to copy.</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:18:04 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9202 at http://wfpl.org Louisville's New List of Peer Cities Now Includes St. Louis, Oklahoma City Takeaways From WFPL's News Special on Health in Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/takeaways-wfpls-news-special-health-louisville <p>A Greater Louisville Project report highlights the challenges the community faces to become healthier.</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 20:04:20 +0000 Jonathan Bastian 7129 at http://wfpl.org Takeaways From WFPL's News Special on Health in Louisville WFPL Panel Discussion on 'Building a Healthier Louisville' Today http://wfpl.org/post/wfpl-panel-discussion-building-healthier-louisville-today <p>Last month, the Greater Louisville Project released a study that <a href="/post/how-long-louisvillians-live-depends-their-neighborhood-education-study-says">said how long residents live depends largely on their level of educational attainment and their neighborhood.&nbsp;</a></p><p>City leaders said they wanted the study to galvanize residents to act upon the health issues facing Louisville.&nbsp;</p><p>The study will be the topic of a WFPL panel discussion &nbsp;on Monday in Louisville Public Media&#39;s performance studio.</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 7032 at http://wfpl.org WFPL Panel Discussion on 'Building a Healthier Louisville' Today How Long Louisvillians Live Depends on Their Neighborhood, Education, Study Says http://wfpl.org/post/how-long-louisvillians-live-depends-their-neighborhood-education-study-says <p>Louisvillians' neighborhood and education level have a great effect on how long they'll live, said a new study released Thursday morning.</p><p>The Building a Healthier Louisville study from the Greater Louisville Project is meant to compare where the city's health stands to peer cities. (Louisville doesn't do well—more on that later.)</p><p>But the study points to a wide disparity in life expectancy across Metro Louisville. Here's a breakdown:</p><blockquote><p><strong>83-Year Life Expectancy</strong></p><p>Northeast Louisville</p><p>St. Matthews</p><p>Southeast Louisville</p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 14:00:30 +0000 Joseph Lord 6721 at http://wfpl.org How Long Louisvillians Live Depends on Their Neighborhood, Education, Study Says