August 01, 2007
With Pittsburgh’s 250th birthday around the corner, the city is prepping for festivities, improvements and publicity. In response to all the celebratory planning, Pittsburgh-based e-marketing company, Elliance, is wondering, “what next?” They’ve launched the Web site www.pittsburgh2050.com encouraging people to post suggestions to improve Pittsburgh. The site plays on the city’s 250th anniversary by asking, “What do you want Pittsburgh to be like in the year 2050?”
“We decided to develop this Web site because we hear people constantly touting Pittsburgh’s history,” says Abu Noaman, Elliance CEO, “but I think it’s also important to look forward and create a conversation about future improvement to the city.”
In this vein, Elliance created Pittsburgh2050.com – to create a public discussion, incite change, and in the end, make Pittsburgh a better place to live and work.
“We love Pittsburgh – the rivers, the art, the museums, the business opportunities, and it’s a great place to raise a family, but I still think there’s room for improvement,” says Noaman. “We wanted more than just policy makers to have a say in the city’s future. That’s why we created the site.”
Here are a few suggestions that have already been submitted:
“I want Pittsburgh to nourish a healthy business environment and incubate civic vivacity and sustainability, so entrepreneurs who once left the region for greener pastures decide to grow their businesses here, and in doing so spawn a century-long reinvention of Pittsburgh as what's next for the U.S.”
“I want Pittsburgh to have reliable, fast, cheap and environmentally friendly public transportation.”
“I want Pittsburgh to embrace its identity as a city of innovation by overcoming geographic obstacles and mistaken national prejudice, through an increase in public works and a substantial investment in urban renewal, while developing the infrastructure to host a summer Olympics and establishing itself once again as an international city.”
Elliance hopes that more people will participate, and submit ideas on www.pittsburgh2050.com.
For more information about Elliance, visit www.elliance.com.
Elliance is an e-marketing software and services company serving progressive mid-size companies, colleges and universities, and non-profits. Clients served include, AlliedBarton Security Services, Crown Castle, Black Box, Mellon/Dreyfus, HydroWorx, Allegheny Ludlum, Carnegie Mellon University, Waterpik Technologies, Readers Digest and others. During its 14 years of experience, Cisco, Dell, the eMarketing Association and others have cited Elliance as one of the top innovators in the use of technology to deliver search engine optimization (SEO), e-commerce and e-marketing solutions.