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Peduto to encourage immigration to Pittsburgh

Fast Company’s Co. Exist blog is following up the magazine's feature about the mayoral class of 2014 with a post about Mayor Peduto’s goal to bring 20,000 new residents to Pittsburgh over the course of the next decade.

How does he plan to do it? By increasing the amount of housing currently available.

"Retail follows rooftop. That's what [the late mayor] Bob O'Connor used to say,” Peduto told the Post-Gazette. “We don't need to TIF retail centers. We don't need to put public dollars behind big box. They'll come. What we need to do is to build up the population that will shop there and then the retail would never need public subsidy."

The hope is that more residents will help continue to bolster Pittsburgh’s economic growth. Retail and business will follow new residents.

“If you want to come here, and you want to have everything at your fingertips, this isn’t the place for you,” Audrey Russo of the Pittsburgh Technology Council told Fast Company. “If you want to be in a place where you can have an impact and you can touch almost anything ... this is a great place to be.”

Peduto among Fast Company mayors to watch

Fast Company includes Mayor Bill Peduto among "The Class Of 2014: The New Mayors Who Are Building The Future Of America's Cities." Read why here.

West Virginia finds the North Side "an eclectic mix"

Any article on the North Side illustrated with a photo of Paul Warhola's scrap metal dealership is cool by us. See the West Virginia take on the neighborhood here,

Alaska discovers the ToonSeum

The ToonSeum's exhibit on female comic artists gets its due from the Anchorage Daily News here.

Pittsburgh makes Amazon's top cities for love list

It makes sense that Pittsburgh might support a startup like Romeo Delivers; Time magazine notes that Pittsburgh has made Amazon's list of top cities whose residents are willing to shell out bucks for love-related items.

We're 17th; see who else made the list here (http://newsfeed.time.com/2014/02/03/here-are-the-20-most-romantic-cities-in-america/).

'Remixing helped revival,' writes Sprout leader

Sprout Fund head Cathy Lewis Long tells the readers of Techonomy "How Remixing Has Helped Revive Pittsburgh" 

A Philly-born blogger finds unexpected joy here

One travelling blogger finds unexpected happiness here -- and it's not just because of Primanti's.


Politico Magazine opens with Pittsburgh revitalization issue

The website Politico is launching Politico Magazine with a series, they say, “to showcase innovative ideas originating from cities across the United States and the ways they can be reengineered for Washington and the rest of the country.”

Of course they are starting with Pittsburgh. This inaugural issue contains a cover story, “The Robots That Saved Pittsburgh”; two photo essays: “Robots at Work” and “The Steel City’s Reinvention to Roboburgh”: the P-G’s Jim O’Toole on “The Political Makeover of a Rust Belt City”; and from the Brookings Institution: “Data Dashboard: Pittsburgh by the Numbers.”

Get details here.

Mass. paper finds us a 'delight,' 'delicious'

The Herald of Fall River, Massachusetts, finds a first visit to Pittsburgh "a scenic delight."

Read more of their first "delicious" impressions here.

10 movies that define Pittsburgh

Doug Ray on Buzzfeed give us "10 Movies That Define Pittsburgh" -- and happily none of them is about saving the city.

See the list here.

Live the American Dream here

The Trib's This Just In blog notes that a new Harvard and Berkeley study puts Pittsburgh second among cities where one generation has the best chance to improve its economic lot over the previous one.

See the list here.

We're the most affordable city in the world

What's the most affordable city in the world? Why, it's Pittsburgh, says the Slate Moneybox blog. While they doubt the methodology of the study that placed us at the top, they give us kudos nonetheless.

Read them here.

AlphaLab a hot startup accelerator

CNN Money says AlphaLab is among the hottest of startup accelerators around. Learn why here.

The 20 most Pittsburgh things that ever happened

The first item involves Franco Harris' joint appearance with George Washington; the rest have to be read to be believed (and laughed about). Read them here, from Doug Ray.

Mod Cloth's very good year

Mod Cloth had a very good year -- and fast company notices all its innovations. Read the details here.

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