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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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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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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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Michelle Dillingham's circuitous career path prepared her to lead Community Shares

Michelle Dillingham's new position as CEO of Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati is built on her varied career of social work and activism. A sign in her Mt. Auburn office says, "Excuse me, could you spare a little social change?"

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The return of the pre-fab home

Millennials looking to buy their first homes and Boomers looking to downsize find factory-built or manufactured housing to be a good alternative that offers affordable, sturdy and green living. 

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Cincinnati hosting one of only 12 NewCo conferences in U.S.

On July 23, Cincinnati joins New York, Austin, San Francisco, London, Istanbul and other notable cities in hosting the 2015 NewCo conference, when over 80 local businesses will tell their stories, demo their products or tour their facilities.  

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Neighborhood Heroes: Bellevue's collective impact

In some neighborhoods, a stand-out superstar leads the charge while everyone else follows his or her lead, but Bellevue has taken another route — the individual contributions of many form a strong collective impact.

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Little Free Library has big ambitions for literacy and public art

If your neighborhood is home to a small sidewalk Little Free Library, you might think it's been there forever. But the nonprofit umbrella organization has existed since just 2010 and is pushing a Kickstarter campaign to double its number of libraries to 50,000 by 2017.
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