Six percent is the number, the tipping point. If a neighborhood can get that many creative workers, it becomes an attraction in its own right, according to a study by CEOs for Cities. We’re experimenting with this idea in a Pittsburgh neighborhood. Our blueprint for a Special Impact Zone will focus on how to make this neighborhood such a Six Percent Place.
At the end of this first phase, cityLAB will hand over an implementation strategy to their neighborhood partners which will consist of a toolbox of incentives. This toolbox will be a mix of physical and social initiatives that when implemented will draw people to this neighborhood of great potential.