Cure for the
cityLAB's Eve Picker describes the economic development impact of bottom-up thinking—thinking small writ large—at 2013's TedxCMU.
An exploration of living small as a potential driver of economic development, Tiny Houses are part of our 6% Place experiment.
Garfield Night Market
A brand new market to bring more people to Garfield, support local entrepreneurs, and create a great place for everyone to spend a Friday night.
The 6% Place Tracking Tools are a series of maps and charts that visualize development in Garfield and on Penn Avenue.
The Garfield Freelancers Database
Looking for an artist, an architect, a coder, a chef or an urban farmer? Look no further. Find local talent in our growing database of creative freelancers.
6% is the number, the tipping point. If a neighborhood can get that many creative workers, it becomes an attraction in its own right.
Lessons from the
A series of free business education workshops for freelancers and creative entrepreneurs centered in Garfield to support the neighborhood's creative economy.
6% Place book
cityLAB's 6% Place book and ebook, available for purchase (and as a free downloadable PDF), examines how people, and not just physical investment, can drive economic development.
The 2012 Creative Census counted and connected the people engaged in the creative economy of Pittsburgh's Garfield neighborhood.
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cityLIVE! is a provocative urban forum for educational, entertaining, and surprising evenings of discussion and networking.
cityLAB offers internships where you actually get to do something!
Help in the office, help with an experiment, or even pitch your own.
pop Pittsburgh up
We will create a series of temporary Pop-Ups in other cities to inventively highlight and share Pittsburgh’s secrets and best assets with new populations.