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This year's Oktoberfest moved to an area between Second and Third streets between Walnut and Elm.

Soapdish: Three fall festivals relocate to mixed reviews

A look back on three September festivals — Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, the Cincinnati Food + Wine Classic and MidPoint Music Festival — that changed locations this year with varying degrees of success.

Love in an Elevator: sex + city planning will feature speakers from a number of Cincinnati sectors.

Join Molly Wellman, Chris Seelbach, Amy Lind at Soapbox city planning panel

Soapbox invites you to join a discussion on the city's efforts to design buildings and shared spaces that maximize interaction, maybe even love.

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Going Green: Collective Impact connects at-risk residents to cleaner air and healthier food

Green Umbrella unites more than 300 businesses, nonprofits and governmental agencies to improve Greater Cincinnati sustainability efforts, thanks to the Collective Impact model.  

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Reporting for Duty: How Derek Bauman became Cincinnati's unlikely public transit spokesman

A career police officer working in Mason rediscovered his urban roots as the Cincinnati Streetcar project faced its biggest challenges, and now they're both on the track to "turning points."

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Bold Fusion to focus on how disruptors and mavericks can help big companies thrive

Greater Cincinnati’s largest annual YP gathering will explore the emerging concept of "intrapreneurship" as keynote speaker Chitra Anand extols the benefits of entrepreneurial thinking within large organizations.

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Soapdish: A paving paradise in Cincinnati's urban core

Fun fact: Downtown surface parking lots silently suck the life out of everything good about our city's urban renaissance while making their rich owners even richer!


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Co-founder of NewCo gives behind-the-scenes look at the whys and hows of the conference

John Battelle and Brian Monahan founded NewCo in 2012 because they were tired with the traditional conference model. Cincinnati will host its own NewCo event on July 21, featuring 95 companies from around the area.

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Bunbury uses new technology to speed up entry process and on-site purchases

The Bunbury Music Festival returns to downtown Cincinnati June 3-5 as a ticketless and cashless festival thanks to new wristband technology that will speed up entry lines and improve on-site purchasing experiences.


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Soapdish: Demolishing the Dennison would be unconscionable

Owners of the historic Dennison Hotel, financial supporters of Mayor Cranley and major advertisers in The Enquirer, have to hope powerful friends will help their demolition cause.

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Celebrating the "ones who stayed" to reinvent struggling Rust Belt cities

Writer David Giffels, speaking Thursday night at a free Mercantile Library event, celebrates those fighting to bring back struggling old cities in "The Hard Way on Purpose: Essays and Dispatches from the Rust Belt."

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History Repeats Itself: Why we tear down 150-year-old buildings in historic districts

Cincinnati's historic architecture sets us apart from and puts us ahead of peer cities, yet city leaders continue to allow the demolition of historic protected buildings. We must demand better.

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Studio C designed to help organizations work for social change

Design Impact is helping neighborhoods and communities address social challenges via Studio C, a "project incubator" partnership with United Way of Greater Cincinnati that's now registering its next class.

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SVP Fast Pitch finalists share innovative solutions for a better Cincinnati

Social Venture Partners Cincinnati hosted its third annual Fast Pitch competition last week, when eight nonprofits shared their stories in front of judges and a sold-out crowd eager to hear about new social innovations.
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