Abby Mendelson is a veteran Pittsburgh writer and reporter. A novelist and short-story writer, he is also the author of numerous Pittsburgh-related books, including Arena: Remembering the Igloo, Pittsburgh: A Place in Time, Pittsburgh Prays: Thirty-Six Houses of Worship, Pittsburgh Born, Pittsburgh Bred, and The Pittsburgh Steelers Official History. As a journalist, he has written on countless subjects in a wide variety of publications, local and national, print as well as electronic.
We will always need to know how to make things. How to design. How to solve problems. That means manufacturing is not just learning the lathe. It's learning robotics. Electronics. Physics. Chemistry. Communications. Language arts.
"There is a new narrative about this exciting 21st-century city that's a model for what cities can do," says Max King in this interview about what's happening now in Pittsburgh and what needs to be done.