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Artists can be the "connective tissue" of a neighborhood, but first they need a place to live

Artspace and other developers' creation of affordable artist live/work housing is a proven initiative that reinvigorates neighborhoods and brings members of diverse communities together.

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Charting Cincinnati's next chapter (and mine)

Leaving my Soapbox post as founding publisher, I'm deeply grateful for the opportunity to have told Cincinnati's story on these pages. I hope to take all I've learned over the years back out into the neighborhoods as I begin a new adventure.

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Resurrection Part 2: More local churches find useful second lives

Following a run on abandoned churches being restored to new life, we peek inside the Southgate House Revival in Newport and The Monastery and Church of the Assumption in Walnut Hills.

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Soapdish: Cincinnati parks deserve better than Issue 22

Make no mistake: Issue 22 is bad government policy masquerading as "save our parks" hero. Let's consider all the ways this charter amendment is wrong for Cincinnati.

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Building Engaged Communities: Why Xavier is promoting the cooperative movement

Cincinnati's role in the cooperative movement is rapidly expanding. Over the next year, by teaming up with a number of co-op organizations around town, Xavier University will host a three-part conference to spread the word; the first event is Nov. 12.

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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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Reshaping the Rust Belt through immigrant talent

How America's former industrial heartland is reclaiming its economically powerful past by attracting foreign-born residents.

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After Kelly Thomas' life took numerous turns, she now teaches "Life 101"

Some people crumble after a misstep, others shake it off and move on. Kelly Thomas' journey to a fulfilling role as "life coach" in Lower Price Hill is proof that it's possible to profoundly change for the better.

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Kevin Kabat injects innovation into the centennial United Way campaign

Retiring as Fifth Third CEO, Kevin Kabat has ramped up efforts to bring innovation and long-term planning to the 100th anniversary United Way fundraising campaign in Greater Cincinnati.

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In growing cities, parking challenges require creative solutions

As more people move to cities, how can rapidly developing neighborhoods tackle parking challenges without gobbling up valuable urban space for off-street lots?

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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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Interact for Health's Ann Barnum forges coalitions to address heroin addiction

The plague of heroin and opiate abuse in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky causes many to throw up their hands in dismay, but not Ann Barnum, whose work at Interact for Health focuses on collaboration to fight back.

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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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How to activate your neighborhood in 5 steps this weekend

Kevin Wright and Joe Nickol believe in the power of pop-up biergartens in alleys and pop-up festivals in parking lots to transform neighborhoods, and they want to help you do it in your own neighborhood.

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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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