91 Varieties

I'm obliged to post RAND, version 3, today's op-ed describing a piece of the Rand Corporation's vision of Pittsburgh's future. That vision is pleasant enough, as far as it goes. You might even say that it's charming. We (that is, the city) should focus on Pittsburgh's 91 neighborhoods, including downtown, rebuilding them in small steps and reclaiming some of Pittsburgh's former grandeur. As our soon-to-be-neighbor-to-the-south might say, this is a good thing.

Much as this would help an intangible Pittsburgh livability index (and perhaps salve the community psyche), at best it's part of a much, much broader strategy. Among many other things, the city needs to start heading down the road to a sensible tax structure.


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