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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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Soapdish: Lots of talk, little action on new downtown grocery store

Cincinnati drawing boards are suddenly awash in "downtown grocery store" concepts, but they remain much ado about nothing. Meanwhile, urbanistas make do as we always have.

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Stories That Have to Be Told: Rich Cooper helps the Freedom Center stay relevant

Rich Cooper has stuck with the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center through thick and thin, serving now as Director of Museum Experiences as the organization finds its footing locally and nationally.



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2015 was a huge year for Cincinnati innovation

We recap Soapbox’s 2015 innovation and entrepreneurship coverage in order to stand back and marvel at the startup community's collective accomplishments while getting ready for more to come.

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ArtsWave: Arts are "an absolute necessity" for Cincinnati growth and vibrancy

ArtsWave's new Blueprint for Collective Action is aiming to ensure that Cincinnati's amazing arts will support the vibrant regional economy and enable a more connected community.


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Creating a walkable city means restricting urban driving, reviving stairs & alleys

Two events this weekend highlight the opportunity to boost Cincinnati's urban core "one step at a time" through pedestrian-friendly planning and growth.

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Abdullah Powell of Elementz: Cincinnati's youth are "a gift," not a problem

"I think one of the most important things Elementz shows participants is that they are valued," says Abdullah Powell, creative director of downtown's urban arts center who helps connect Cincinnati youth with the larger world.

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Soapdish: A September of festivals to remember

September in Cincinnati's urban basin has emerged as a never-ending blowout festival celebration, so I took in its three biggies on consecutive weekends: the nascent Cincinnati Food + Wine Classic, the pubescent MidPoint Music Festival and the sprawling, middle-aged Oktoberfest Zinzinnati.

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My Soapbox: Brad Schnittger launches MusicLi at MidPoint

After a nine-month journey as a People's Liberty Haile Fellowship grantee, Brad Schnittger officially unveils his MusicLi music licensing platform at this weekend's MidPoint Music Festival. Here's what it all means.
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