Pittsburgh researchers have long attracted the national and international spotlight. We know the stories of Dr. Jonas Salk who created a polio vaccine and Dr. Thomas Starzl who performed the world’s first successful liver transplant in 1967. Our April 26 cityLIVE! is telling the stories of other medical innovators.
From 700,000 to 310,000 in just 30 years. This is Pittsburgh’s heritage. Catastrophic and transformational.
Where did those people go? Many went to the suburbs that ring the city. Their children, educated here, went further, to other cities, looking for jobs that eluded them here. They may have left, Jim Russell contends, but they left their hearts in Pittsburgh.
In addition to the myriad of great things Pittsburgh has to offer, we also have some of the brightest minds and best ideas. cityLIVE! has a history of featuring some of the most established of these brilliant minds and ideas, but now it’s time to hear from the up-and-comers!
In Spring 2010, Huffington Post listed Pittsburgh as their #2 pick on their Best Cities for the Newly Graduated list. “Pittsburgh seems an unlikely place for a renaissance but the city escaped the recession relatively unscathed and is moving forward in many areas”, Huffington Post noted. “Besides having bustling education and health care sectors, the city is also generous with arts initiatives.”
Summer is a mixed blessing. While others are casting off their business suits, my life gets busier. More time in the office and more time at my desk. Less time for biking, less time for blogging.
Cool air greeted me on the sidewalk this morning. Summer is gone and with it the crazy work schedule of my life. The fall is a new beginning for me.
Back by popular demand! We’ve gathered 10 more brilliant Pittsburgh minds to tell you about their funkiest, biggest, hairiest. most brilliant ideas for change. Give us 30 minutes on December 9, and we’ll change the way you see the city at this cityLIVE! event. Forget feasibility, funding or anything as ridiculous as consensus-building. We asked for ‘thought-provoking’ and ‘outside the box’.
cityLIVE! Pittsburgh is celebrating the start of it’s third season. Three seasons of excellent panelists, engaging topics, delightful networking and free wine. Come hobnob with some of our funders and panelists at my loft downtown on September 16, from 6 – 8 pm. Help us to build a fantastic third season. $100! It will go a long way.