Next Steps for the Manifesto

The Manifesto for a New Pittsburgh has gotten a little traction in the blogosphere -- not only in the comments here, but also at the CEOs for Cities and Planetizen blogs. Thanks for noticing (careful -- the CEOs for Cities blogs seems to open fine in Firefox but may not work in IE)!

What's next?

Russell and Morris and I and a few others locally are working on some infrastructural tools, trying to flesh out a tech platform that the Manifesto and related content can live on, and identifying and bringing more visibly into a meta-Pittsburgh network some of the Pgh diaspora communities that we know are out there.

Beyond that:

At its core, the Manifesto is a call to the grass roots: Seize the day! If you have ideas for moving the Manifesto and the new Pittsburgh forward, let the world hear about them. Better, get a couple of friends and get out there -- blogging, volunteering, working, whatever with the time and resources you have. If you're already doing this, so much the better. In both cases, link to us and to each other. The new Pittsburgh gets built one project at a time.

Spread the word!

UPDATE 4/18: The Manifesto spreads via Global Culture, and it's been noticed in the Philippines. 4/25: Rich Florida gave us a plug.


1 Response to "Next Steps for the Manifesto"

Mark Rauterkus said... 4/23/2007 9:52 AM

I blog on this thread but take it to other directions.

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