Vision and approach to innovation capacity
Along with 50% of cities surveyed, Pittsburgh, PA has an explicit innovation strategy. Similar to more than half of cities surveyed, Pittsburgh, PA approaches innovation capacity both from a holistic/macro level, as well as in specific policy areas.
Policy areas that Pittsburgh, PA is focused on
Transport/Mobility: Pittsburgh is developing a novel model by requiring providers of new mobility solutions such as e-scooters to develop neighborhood-level transportation plans in a way that relates to the current assets and needs. The city has also deployed a network of over 50 smart traffic lights that coordinate traffic to reduce congestion and improve environmental benefits.
Policy areas by number of cities
Pittsburgh, PA utilizes 6 different innovation skills or roles
Community engagement staff
Innovation roles by number of cities
As an independent department, Pittsburgh’s dedicated innovation team consists of 8 staff.