5 Things Friday
1. CHART GALLERY
Pennsylvania Film Incentives at Work in Pittsburgh
Our report, Strategies for Growing the Pittsburgh Media Cluster, shows that incentives, along with investments in infrastructure and human capital, can help develop Pittsburgh’s entertainment-media sector. Here we depict the relationship between local employment and the amount of Pennsylvania’s film incentives.
2. Milken Institute Monthly: Making an Impact in Africa
The August issue of Milken Institute Monthly describes the Institute’s impact in Africa, the new report about Pittsburgh’s film industry and upcoming fall events in Singapore, London, New York and Los Angeles.
3.SPEAKING THEIR MINDS
Throwback to Election 2012: What Does It Mean for Medical Research?
The Partnering for Cures panel, Election 2012: What Does It Mean for Medical Research?, offered a look at what election outcomes would mean for biomedical research and innovation. Panelists covered some of the hottest issues, including funding for the Food and Drug Administration and National Institutes of Health, the effect of budgetary sequestration, and the importance of maintaining U.S. competitiveness in health-care innovation.
4. QUOTE OF NOTE
Institute Asia Fellow Curtis S. Chin on China’s Currency Devaluation
What do the yuan devaluation – to its weakest level since April 2013 – and last month’s market crash mean for economies in Asia and around the world? See his article in Thursday’s Korea Joongang Daily.
5. VIEWS YOU CAN USE
Why Are There So Few Age-Friendly Cities?
Paul Irving, chairman of the Center for the Future of Aging, says some cities “benefit by a collection of infrastructure characteristics” that make them more age-friendly than others, such as a vibrant mass transit system. But, Irving adds, “I think a lot of it has to do with leadership.” Read the article in NextAvenue.