- The design of the interview project
- Who was interviewed
- Interview questions for locals
- Interview questions for incomers
- What incomers like(d)
- What incomers don't like
Rust Belt Chic is working, up to a point. Pittsburgh's accessibility, "authenticity," and cost of living are attracting some young creatives. (Whether "young creatives" are keys to the region's economic future is a Floridian question that I won't address here.) But the lack of cultural diversity in Pittsburgh and the region's relatively "closed" character are barriers to success -- personal success, and the region's success -- as they have long been.