- What is the current status of planning surrounding the crisis in Kosovo?
- How should the U.S. respond?
- What are the options?
- What are the potential consequences?
The Brookings Institution will hold an in-depth discussion with a panel of leading experts.
“You were a ‘first mover’ around steel and that had dramatic multiplier effects across the economy,” Bruce Katz, a scholar at Washington, D.C.-based Brookings Institution, told some 200 people at a conference in the Hill District. “And we’re saying you can do it again. You can do this.” [Report release event: Capturing the next economy: Pittsburgh’s rise as a global innovation city]
"What startups need when they're coming out of a university or just generally emerging is they need an ecosystem," Katz said. "They need access to some capital. They need access to mentoring. They usually need, like, a co-working space. They need a community that basically is supporting them." [Report release event: Capturing the next economy: Pittsburgh’s rise as a global innovation city]
"You happen to be the world's best naturally occurring innovation district, so you could just wait for everyone to copy you and mimic what you already have, or you could say 'We're going to take our starting point and move it one step beyond,'" Katz said. "'We're going to make Oakland a living laboratory for technological deployment.' When people enter Oakland, they're going to know that they've entered a playground of innovation that doesn't just work for the techies, but for the broader community." [Report release event: Capturing the next economy: Pittsburgh’s rise as a global innovation city]