City of Pittsburgh launches push for inclusion, innovation

“As we start thinking about what the city will be, what we want it to become, we have to understand that we have to design into it opportunities for all to be a part of it,” Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto said Tuesday speaking at a launch event for the Roadmap. The Department of Innovation & Performance, which was created in 2014 when Peduto took office, has identified three primary goals for the plan: bridge the digital divide and facilitate residents’ participation in the new economy; improve the city’s capacity to serve the public in the digital age; and increase Pittsburgh’s resilience in the digital age by strengthening the clean tech and local business sectors.