The Curious Case of Art and Civic Innovation

A talk to the leadership of Pittsburgh on the role of art and economic development. Hirshberg was invited by Mayor Peduto, The Brookings Institution and the Heniz Foundation as part of a major effort to forge a new model of urban growth and development that is innovative, inclusive and sustainable.

The talk includes San Francisco projects which are part of Hirshberg’s broad portfolio: Market Street Prototyping, the Bay Lights; civic innovation and open data projects, The Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, and collaborators from his Maker Cities Project including John Seeley Brown.