The more vlogs we do, the more we realize that this project isn’t just about us. There are so many amazing projects happening around Pittsburgh that we continue to uncover. These videos will ultimately serve as a time capsule for an exciting, revolutionary era for the region. Capturing the birth of Community Forge is one of the most exciting things we’ve come across.
Community Forge is one of the projects that will be studied and emulated if Michael Skirpan and the Wilkinsburg community can execute its vision. Instead of allowing economic forces to gentrify the neighborhood, Community Forge will help residents take part in the development. It’s a revolutionary concept.
The contrast between Wilkinsburg and PPG Place is stark.
Our next meeting was in the heart of downtown in Industrious HQ. It is a coworking space that was originally started in Brooklyn.
They’ve invested a lot of money to create a space that caters to downtown professionals and satellite offices for established companies. The views are spectacular and the flavored water is tasty.