4 Cities Join Together for Diversity and Innovation

One of things that we learned from the Urban Manufacturing Alliance is that we’re all reinventing the wheel, says Adam Friedman. He’s the director of the Pratt Center for Community Development and Policy Link. The group encourages support and conversations for cities to share strategies for equitable job creation. Friedman says, “Cities sink or swim together. We should not be competing with one another, but we should be looking for ways to build each other up.” Pratt’s new initiative, Equitable Innovation Economies, has Portland (OR), New York, San Jose, and Indianapolis partnering to share goals, best practices, and the creation of transferable models.