Pittsburgh and the Appalachians: Cultural and Natural Resources in a Postindustrial Age

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Few American cities reflect the challenges and promise of a twenty-first-century economy better than Pittsburgh and its surrounding region. Once a titan of the industrial age, Pittsburgh flourished from the benefits of its waterways, central location, and natural resources-bituminous coal to fire steel furnaces; salt and sand for glass making; gas, oil, and just enough ore to spark an early iron industry. Today, like many cities located in the manufacturing triangle that stretches from Boston to Duluth to St. Louis, Pittsburgh has made the transition to a service-based economy.

Pittsburgh and the Appalachians presents a collection of eighteen essays that explore the advantages and disadvantages that Pittsburgh and its surrounding region face in the new global economy, from the perspectives of technology, natural resources, workforce, and geography.  It offers an extensive examination of the processes and factors that have transformed much of industrial America during the past half-century, and shows how other cities can learn from the steps Pittsburgh has taken through redevelopment, green space acquisition, air and water quality improvement, cultural revival, and public-private partnerships to create a more livable, economically viable region for future populations.

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"During the industrial age, coal was king, steel and other mills dominated the economic landscape, and immigrants created distinctive neighborhoods. Pittsburgh and the Appalachians analyzes the transition to the landscape of the information age, facilitated by planning, community organizations, and private-public partnerships, where creative people are the most important factor of production and universities and cultural and environmental resources are critical to growth." --Ruth I. Shirey, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

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Joseph L. Scarpaci is professor of geography at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and author of Barrios and Plazas: Heritage Tourism and Globalization in the Spanish Amiercan Centro Histórico.

Kevin J. Patrick is associate professor of geography and planning at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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