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Leaders Convene at CEO Workshop in Pittsburgh to Tackle Inequality

By Eddy Wang, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

You don’t have to look any further than Baltimore and Ferguson, Mo., to see what happens when broad segments of the population feel marginalized, brutalized and left behind.

“Baltimore — that can happen in every single city,” said Bill Generett, CEO of Urban Innovation21, a public-private Hill District tech center.

While police violence was the flash point for the unrest in Ferguson and Baltimore, larger lessons and strategies for combating such problems were among the discussions during one of the sessions at the CEOs for Cities cluster workshop held Thursday at the Sen. John Heinz History Center in the Strip District.

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