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Urban ecologists hit paydirt in Covington's evolving, partnership-driven economy

Covington neighbors, nonprofit groups and city leaders are making plans to improve their shared green spaces. Explore a host of outdoor projects making the city a model for the region and beyond.


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Reclaiming a birthright: Covington doubles down on history to spark smart growth

Despite being the region’s second-largest city and closer to downtown than most Cincinnati neighborhoods, Covington remains something of a mystery for many locals. The first story in our second On The Ground neighborhood series takes a closer look at the city colloquially known as “Cincinnati’s Brooklyn.”


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Civic Garden Center celebrates 75 years of community beautification

Staff and volunteers at the Civic Garden Center facilitate positive gardening experiences through a Horticulture Helpline, library, classes, STEM-based kids programming, hands-on workshops, tours and special events.


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Neighborhoods across Cincinnati take steps (and pedal) toward post-automotive future

Much of Greater Cincinnati's infrastructure was built before cars became the preferred mode of transportation. Now, with help from elected officials, groups of cycling and walking enthusiasts are making a concerted move back to a pedestrian-friendly reality.

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Groups work to address need for change in Cincinnati greenspace preservation

In recent years, urban redevelopment has resulted in the widespread reduction of trees and other local greenspaces, begging the question: What are leaders doing to curb such loss and preserve our environmental security?

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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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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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Water World: Sam Hatchett's software breakthrough impacts Cincinnati, Flint and beyond

Local environmental engineer's new technology helps water utilities understand what's really happening in their miles of underground pipes, not a far leap from his "maker" childhood experiences.

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Soapdish: Mill Creek meanders from toxic channel to genuine asset in just 20 years

A three-hour canoe trip down Cincinnati's urban waterway yields eye-opening results from Mill Creek Watershed Council cleanup and education efforts.

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Nancy Sullivan transformed her life in Price Hill, works now to transform Price Hill itself

Enright Ridge Urban Ecovillage resident Nancy Sullivan cultivates transformation in her home and across Price Hill, where her Guatemalan neighbors depend on her as a friend, teacher and advocate.

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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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How Linda Holterhoff has improved Cincinnati's neighborhoods for over 20 years

As she prepares for retirement, Linda Holterhoff reflects on how Keep Cincinnati Beautiful has grown and changed under her leadership and what it takes to build a clean and safe community.


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Who is shaping the future of cities? It could be you

Across the country, passionate people are working every day on the little things that lead to big changes. Here are a few of their stories.

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