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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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Downtown living options on the rise

Suburbanites and young profesionals alike are embracing downtown Cincinnati living, with housing stock filling up faster than anticipated. That demand is driving up prices, but there are four new options on the horizon offering some less expensive units for those who wish to live and work in the urban core.

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My Soapbox: James Jenkins, Art on Vine

James Jenkins is the creator of Art on Vine, a monthly event that showcases the city's artists and benefits local nonprofits.

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Single mothers and children hit hardest by poverty in Cincinnati

Cincinnati ranks second in the US for childhood poverty. Groups like The Women's Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation are working to break down the barriers that keep single mothers from rising above the poverty line.

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Two formerly homeless Cincinnatians tell their stories

Meet Ronnie and Willa, two Cincinnati residents who have faced what 25,000 people in the city experience each year: homelessness. Here they share their stories in video.

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How two years in Cincinnati has shaped the first class of Venture for America fellows

The 2012 class of Venture for America fellows wraps up its two-year commitment with Cincinnati startups this summer. Find out what they've learned, how they've changed and what's on the horizon for each of them.

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UC French Learning program provides kids with early exposure to foreign language

UC Blue Ash students share their knowledge of French with students at an adjacent elementary school, hoping to inspire a love of foreign languages for years to come.

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National roundup: Detroit's wind economy, Memphis' startup symphony, Toronto's Silicon Valley

Issue Media Group publications such as 83 Degrees in Tampa, Confluence in Denver and Model D in Detroit cover "what's next" for urban centers. In this recurring feature, we highlight the top stories in urban innovation from all across our national network.

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What smart cities can learn from Pittsburgh

With a culture of collaboration, a willingness to change and a focus on creating the kind of urban environment that attracts creative talent, the Steel City has moved from gritty to green and is now poised for the next wave of growth.

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My Soapbox: Terrence Burke, Wump Mucket Puppets

Terrence Burke is dedicated to sharing joy and spreading knowledge with Wump Mucket Puppets, a silly, colorful show he puts on with help from his own family.
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