Read the article of the transformation of Pittsburgh and write about what similarities this transformation had in common with the origin and growth of Pittsburgh as an Industrial powerhouse.
"The challenge now is to translate that mentality into what Mayor Bill Peduto called “a fourth industrial revolution,” focused primarily on human capital ― through education, housing and jobs that lift people out of poverty ― and the environment. “The fourth revolution is about people fulfilling their potential and about giving those who’ve been left behind a full chance to be part of the future,” Peduto said.
That means focusing on the low-income neighborhoods that are too often ignored (in Pittsburgh they tend to be on hard-to-reach hilltops) and on other neighborhoods that are gentrifying long-term residents out of their homes.
Another focus: the dozens of small and often bereft mill towns that dot the rivers and valleys far from the shiny downtown core. “We need better public transportation and roads to reach them and to allow them to have access to our improving quality of life,” said Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald.
“There’s no higher priority in any of these places than job training,” said Sy Holzer, a top PNC Bank official who has long concentrated on city revival. “The jobs are here, but we need to train our people to fill them.”