City 50 has helped organizations and coalitions collaborate on more than 50 projects. Give Mike a shout to discuss your organization’s vision for its part in building global trade in great cities.

In a half century that includes 30 years work in over 45 countries around the World, Mike never lost sight of Pittsburgh. One can’t go back to the same city, only forward. One does not step into the same river twice, as Heraclitus said.

In a dramatically transforming city, Mike’s 50 projects across 6 interdependent dimensions shape the trading city, tailored to Pittsburgh’s record and potential: City Trade, Meds & Eds, Participation, Image, and City Design.

Try it. Try this map exercise for your project. Add a 2nd dimension. For example, new City Trade with Vienna, Dusseldorf, or other European city. Your business needs Pittsburgh to have a positive profile. Yet few Europeans have heard of Pittsburgh. Look to Image in the renowned Grammy-nominated symphony’s regular Europe tours. Search for relationships built through its musical diplomacy. You have begun to  map your place in city trade. Your business’ facility with interdependence across dimensions is a skill needed to harness the complex urban energies driving growth in booming metros around the World.