By Joseph L. Scarpaci,Kevin J. Patrick
Few American towns mirror the demanding situations and promise of a twenty-first-century economic system larger than Pittsburgh and its surrounding area. as soon as a titan of the economic age, Pittsburgh flourished from the advantages of its waterways, primary situation, and average resources-bituminous coal to fireside metal furnaces; salt and sand for glass making; gasoline, oil, and simply enough ore to spark an early iron undefined. at the present time, like many towns situated within the production triangle that stretches from Boston to Duluth to St. Louis, Pittsburgh has made the transition to a service-based economy.
Pittsburgh and the Appalachians offers a set of eighteen essays that discover the benefits and drawbacks that Pittsburgh and its surrounding quarter face within the new worldwide financial system, from the views of know-how, ordinary assets, crew, and geography. It deals an intensive exam of the methods and components that experience remodeled a lot of commercial the United States prior to now half-century, and indicates how different towns can research from the stairs Pittsburgh has taken via redevelopment, eco-friendly area acquisition, air and water caliber development, cultural revival, and public-private partnerships to create a extra livable, economically possible quarter for destiny populations.
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Pittsburgh and the Appalachians: Cultural and Natural Resources in a Postindustrial Age by Joseph L. Scarpaci,Kevin J. Patrick