Episode 17: Can Smart Cities be Diverse?

Tech as inserted into a public space in New York City (photo by Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman)

A few years ago Pittsburgh made some bold claims — to be more livable, equitable, and to create a tech hub that promotes diversity. But how is it doing? This week’s episode is about one man’s experience raising a son in a world that still harasses and under represents huge swaths of the potential workforce. What does a smart city really look like if it doesn’t include the local workforce, let alone women, the LGBTQ community, and people of color? Check it out and let us know what you think!

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