Revitalised Cities: Pittsburgh

After the collapse of its steel industry, the western Pennsylvania city reinvented itself as a centre for robotics, life sciences and self-driving cars with a growing tech start-up scene fed by its universities. The challenge is to build on this transformation, while also helping the sidelined black community to become part of the city’s success

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