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How working in OTR cured my cynicism about Cincinnati

Roadtrippers intern and Miami U senior Erica Griffith explains how spending the summer in Over-the-Rhine changed her perspective on Cincinnati and helped her redefine her notion of home.

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Co-working options grow thanks to Cincinnati's expanding pool of independent professionals

Co-working has had a foothold in Cincinnati for many years, and the options for workers looking for collaborative office space have continued to grow. Here are 6 co-working shops for independent workers who still want to drink from the proverbial water cooler.

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My Soapbox: Chef Daniel Wright, Senate, Abigail Street, Pontiac BBQ

With a third restaurant due to open next month, this seemed like the ideal time to chat with Senate and Abigail Street owner/chef Daniel Wright about Cincinnati’s emerging food culture. Sitting at what he claimed was the 'romantic table' by the front window at Abigail Street, we did exactly that.

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Cincinnati's best workplace perks

In an age of job jumping, shifting and climbing, these four Cincinnati companies are endearing themselves to their employees, building loyalty and longevity with workplace perks that go far beyond cool décor and free coffee.

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Small-scale, big deal: UIX invites urban innovators to exchange ideas in Detroit

Cities are reinventing themselves in creative new ways. Can small-scale projects have big impact? Join the Urban Innovation Exchange this Sept. 24-26 in Detroit to explore creative projects driving neighborhood transformation and trade ideas for the future.

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Rethinking Philanthropy: People's Liberty invests in people, place

A new philanthropic lab is granting money and resources directly to civic-minded individuals who have innovative ideas to help accelerate the positive transformation of Greater Cincinnati.

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UC's DAAP Students and DCI team up to re-envision Downtown Cincinnati

After many semesters of international travel, more than 60 students from UC's College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning recently re-envisioned downtown Cincinnati in an end-of-the-semester project.  

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OTR couple transforms home into music venue

At first glance, 213 Orchard St. is simply a beautiful, two-story brick home nestled in historic Over-The-Rhine. But throughout the year, music lovers Liz and John McEwan transform the first-floor library of their home into the 213 Listening Room — a private venue for concerts, film screenings and poetry readings. 

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Soapdish: 'Dump the Pump' commuting experiment races bikes, buses and cars

Three commuters recently traveled from Mt. Lookout Square to City Hall via bus, bike and car to find out which mode of transportation was the fastest, friendliest — and most enjoyable.

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Local architect dishes on downtown restaurant design

Don Beck has designed some of Cincinnati's most eye-catching restaurants and bars, from Kaze to Nada to The Righteous Room. The local architect shares his insights on setting the stage for Cincinnati hotspots.

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Findlay Market neighborhood farm stands offer food and friendship

Community groups in Price Hill, Walnut Hills and Westwood have found a way to achieve a vision for their neighborhood through a unique partnership with Findlay Market.

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Putting art at the heart of neighborhood redevelopment

Artists are often the first to move into urban neighborhoods, and also the first to move when rents escalate. Yet in the post-recession landscape, many communities are working together with artists to transform blight, engage residents and reimagine neighborhoods.

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Cincy neighborhood is model of urban sustainability

Surrounded by 200 acres of green space, the Enright Ridge Urban Eco-Village in Price Hill is blossoming with urban farms, green homes and sustainable living options.

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With historic influx of urban residents, cities are seeing growth in amenities

After decades of population loss, many cities are now growing faster than the rest of their metro areas. Urban developers are trying to attract the right amenities to support the new wave of urbanites. So what’s needed to sustain a dense and vibrant city? The answers might surprise you.

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Cincinnati Opera is going mobile

The Cincinnati Opera has embarked on an innovative outreach project called the Opera Express, which could bring a fully staged opera to a shopping center or festival near you.
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