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On The Ground: Residential developments inspire conscious change in Walnut Hills

With more than $100 million worth of investments pouring into Walnut Hills in 2017, leaders and residents are working to manage the change, maintain diversity and secure a stable future for the neighborhood.

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On The Ground: Soapbox celebrates Walnut Hills at Stowe House event

On Dec. 14, residents, historians and organizers gathered at Harriet Beecher Stowe House in Walnut Hills to discuss the home's contributions to the historic legacy of Walnut Hills. Here are photos and an audio recording from the event.


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On The Ground: Music, diversity, collaboration connect Walnut Hills

Longtime residents and recent transplants have created a thriving music scene in Walnut Hills, with regular performances at beloved locales, plus a spate of new pubs and outdoor venues. Meanwhile, the revolutionary Music Resource Center gives local kids a unique creative outlet.

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On The Ground: Walnut Hills Historical Society collaborates for preservation and progress

Sue Plummer, organizing member of the Walnut Hills Historical Society, describes the people, places and projects that are working to highlight the community's rich heritage.

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CPA lauds projects preserving the urban fabric, identity of Cincinnati

At its annual meeting on Nov. 13, the Cincinnati Preservation Association announced the winners of its 2016 Preservation Awards. Twelve commercial and residential projects around Greater Cincinnati received awards.

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On The Ground in Walnut Hills: Preserving iconic abolitionist-era Harriet Beecher Stowe House

Friends of Harriet Beecher Stowe work within the Walnut Hills community to preserve the author's iconic family homestead and introduce the legacy of abolitionism to a new generation.

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On the Ground: Green tide sweeps across Walnut Hills

Renewed placemaking efforts in Walnut Hills include a growing number of pocket parks, community gardens and other outdoor spaces, many of which were once places of vacancy and blight.

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On The Ground: Walnut Hills leaders join forces for holistic community health

On the heels of a 2013 health report that underscored the importance of perceptions, Walnut Hills groups work to expand programs that go beyond the physical to support holistic community wellness.

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Frederick Douglass School plans bright future, explores community-focused model

Since its early days as a safe haven for black students, Frederick Douglass School has experienced significant decline, but a handful of passionate administrators, parents and community members are hoping to change that refrain by introducing new community-oriented goals and programs.

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On The Ground in Walnut Hills: A tale of two education systems

With an array of private, parochial options and one beleaguered neighborhood school, many in Walnut Hills are fighting to change the perception that good education is only for the privileged.

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On The Ground: Old businesses and new tell economic story of Walnut Hills

In its heyday, Walnut Hills was thriving as a diverse, mixed-income community. After decades of dwindling investment, the community has created a united front to bring the neighborhood back to viability while honoring the diverse heritage of its people and economy.  

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On The Ground: Walnut Hills serves as pilot backdrop in local efforts to bolster middle class

Multimedia documentarians Chris Ashwell and Shawn Braley from Cincy Stories will help reveal the people, places and projects driving progress in Walnut Hills, pilot neighborhood for Soapbox's new On The Ground series.


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Stronger Faster: How Collective Impact puts Cincinnati at the forefront of social change

Collective Impact is championed by the Greater Cincinnati Foundation working closely with seven independent "backbone" organizations to reinforce each other's efforts and get everyone rowing in the same direction.
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