20 Years of Resurgence in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has seen some dramatic decline over the past half century. Michael A. Stern, ASLA, LEED AP takes a look at the last 20 years of the city as it begins to rebound.

The post-industrial age dried up many jobs in the city, but Stern says jobs remain in Pittsburgh.

"Downtown remains the most logical and easily accessible location for new business investment. Although some businesses have moved to the suburbs, it is still the undisputed corporate and professional business hub for the region. In addition, in the last two-and-a-half decades, the City of Pittsburgh, along with nonprofits and the major employers that have remained there – in particular, the banks – continues to make investments in the city core."

He also examines the moves made in the 1990s to bring the city back to prominence.

Full Story: INSIGHT: Redeveloping Downtown Pittsburgh - The Last 20 Years



Preserving manufacturing in Pitt

There was a program with a Pittsburgh resident scholar on Democracy Now in which he stated that he supported green jobs development in Pittsburgh, but that many of the present revitalization proponents don't want to see manufacturing, even if it's greener. They just want nice retail shops etc.


They've even got a song about it.

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