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"Choice amenities" like Washington Park are changing urban landscape across U.S.

Michael Gaughan, a director with the National Development Council, writes a column on the Governing Magazine web site today discussing how new ideas and players are coalescing to provide attractive options for the livability of cities, saying that's good news for economic development. He includes Washington Park on a short list of examples of urban projects centering on new forms of recreation and mobility that often have a blurry distinction.

"More recently, a new movement has taken hold that is creating an equally powerful set of amenities for today's city-dwellers," Gaughan writes. "A hallmark of this transformation has been an interdisciplinary approach in which transportation departments and public/private developers are as important to recreation as parks departments have long been. For economic-development professionals, this evolution requires further expansion in the definition of what constitutes an urban amenity as well as who should be recruited for growth partnerships."

Read the full Governing Magazine column here.

Cincinnati rated #7 best park system among major U.S. cities

The Trust for Public Land, a national nonprofit organization working to create and improve neighborhood parks, has released its ParkScore index to rate how well the 75 largest U.S. cities are meeting the need for parks. Cincinnati ranks #7.

ParkScore uses mapping technology to identify which neighborhoods and demographics are underserved by parks and how many people are able to reach a park within a 10-minute walk. The maximum ParkScore is 100, and Cincinnati received 75. The two cities tied for #1, Minneapolis and St. Paul, received grades of 84.

The Trust for Public Land based its analysis on what it says are the three important characteristics of an effective park system: acreage, facilities and investment and access. In these rankings, the best park systems have large median park sizes in terms of acreage (Cincinnati is OK there); parks comprising a large percentage of city area (Cincinnati is good); spend a lot on parks on a per-resident basis (Cincinnati gets the max score there); provide what TPL says are the four key facilities parks should have: basketball hoops, dog parks, playgrounds and recreation and senior centers (Cincinnati does well); and have a public park within a 10-minute (1/2 mile) walk of all residents (Cincinnati is OK; the orange/red areas in the map above fall outside the 10-minute-walk threshold).

See the full rankings and city writeups here. Find out more about the Cincinnati Parks system here.

Price Hill volunteer Patti Hogan and Soapbox writer Liz McEwan interviewed on WVXU

Price Hill's "super-volunteer" Patti Hogan was profiled in a recent Soapbox story by Liz McEwan, and the reaction from friends, neighbors and residents was extremely positive — many feel that the West Side doesn't get enough attention for its efforts to improve. WVXU's "Cincinnati Edition" agreed, asking Hogan and McEwan to appear on the program April 9 to discuss Price Hill's struggles and successes.

Listen to the WVXU interview here.

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The 5 coolest new parks and public spaces in the US

Urban Land Institute has announced its Open Space Awards, celebrating five exceptional new parks and public spaces across the U.S. and Cincinnati's Washington Park made the list. Read more.

Cincinnati named best city for recreation in US

With July being National Park and Recreation Month and parks contributing to better community cohesion, property values and public health, WalletHub took an in-depth look at 2014's Best & Worst Cities for Recreation. Cincinnati topped the list of 100 cities ranked.


UC, Xavier and Miami make list of top green schools

The University of Cincinnati, Xavier University and Miami University all made "The Princeton Review's Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014 Edition." Miami landed a spot on the list for the first time this year. Find out more about the rankings.

21c Museum Hotel wins Global Award for Excellence

The 21c Museum Hotel in downtown Cincinnati won a ULI Global Award for Excellence from Urban Land magazine. Read more.

Cincinnati honored as national leader in green power

The City of Cincinnati was awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its use of nearly 408 million kilowatt-hours of green power annually. Read more.

UC makes Travel + Leisure "top beautiful college" list

A decades-long renewal topping $1 billion is paying dividends for Cincy, which has cultivated a strikingly modern look—and proven that “it doesn’t need ivy-covered brick walls” to be beautiful, as UC Magazine put it.

Read the full story here.

Endangered rhino born via artificial insemination

Born at Alabama’s Montgomery Zoo on June 5, Ethan is the first endangered Indian rhino calf to live and thrive as a result of artificial insemination. The birth was a collaboration between the Montgomery Zoo and the Cincinnati Zoo’s Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife, where Dr. Monica Stoops, a reproductive physiologist, pioneered the technique.

Read the full story here.

Cincinnati Zoo's restaurant greenest in United States

The Cincinnati Zoo, which calls itself the Greenest Zoo in America, now also has the greenest restaurant in the country.

Read the full story here.

Solar-Powered Proteins Developed That Can Filter Antibiotics And Carcinogens From Water Read more at

A solar-powered nano filter capable of filtering antibiotics and dangerous carcinogens from large bodies of water has been developed by researchers at the University of Cincinnati.

Read the full story here.

UC students bring home gold at national Acara Challenge competition

Students from the University of Cincinnati and the Indian Institute of Technology developed Humble Commode, a sustainable sanitation solution that won gold in a national business challenge competition.

Read the full story here.

Partnership for Sustainable Communities visits Cincinnati, Indianapolis

Last week, Deputy Secretary Porcari was in Cincinnati and Indianapolis, with his counterparts from HUD and EPA, reviewing both cities' progress on key projects funded by the federal Partnership for Sustainable Communities.

Read the full story here.
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