Lessons from Pittsburgh on developing resilient, equitable, sustainable metro economies


On April 16-17, Bruce Katz, vice president and founding director of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program, traveled to Pittsburgh for the launch of p4: People, Planet, Place, and Performance. The initiative, spearheaded by the Heinz Endowment and the City of Pittsburgh, is committed to putting urban design and economic development to the service of an inclusive society and a sustainable physical infrastructure. The two-day launch event featured urban economic development and design experts from around the globe, with several groups from the Nordic countries–leaders in sustainable architecture and high-tech infrastructure. Below are highlights: [View the story “Pittsburgh’s p4 : People, Planet, Place, Performance, and the future of the Steel City” on Storify]