In Pittsburgh, 'what we look for and aspire to be'

The EPA's former environmental justice chief explains why everyone needs a voice as we shape our cities for the future.

PITTSBURGH—How do you rebuild a rustbelt city to confront rapid technological and economic change while also addressing social inequity and environmental threats?

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