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New city services and technology have limited impact when residents lack equal access to them, which is why Pittsburgh government is designating March 31-April 7 Inclusive Innovation Week.
In 2016, the Pittsburgh Department of Innovation and Performance organized 63 events, 43 of them free, with 34 new and 13 existing partners in 13 neighborhoods.
The city is looking to build on its success, and its Roadmap for Inclusive Innovation released in 2015, this year.
“We are in the leader’s position in this country when it comes to technology, and we’re blessed for that,” Mayor Bill Peduto said in a statement. “But we’re one of the few that understands that it has to be something that’s there for all.”
Interested organizations can sign up to host an event or for the mailing list.
Follow #WeInnovatePGH on social media to keep up with the week’s developments, like Carnegie Mellon University Energy Week events on March 31.
Dave Nyczepir is a News Editor at Government Executive’s Route Fifty and is based in Washington, D.C.