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From hybrid buses to designing buildings with geothermal heating, sustainable design and construction is a growing practice in Cincinnati, as architecture firms such as McGill Smith and Punshon and developers such as Miller-Valentine promote the concept to reduce the depletion of natural resources, help offset rising energy prices and improve the quality of life in communities and workplaces.

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Soapdish: Detroit & Cincinnati, an I-75 exchange program

Part II takes readers on a tour of comparison points that include Detroit's superior recent cycling efforts and Cincinnati's unbeatable public parks, with a goal of educating, elevating dialog and swapping best practices.

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On The Ground: Walnut Hills leaders join forces for holistic community health

On the heels of a 2013 health report that underscored the importance of perceptions, Walnut Hills groups work to expand programs that go beyond the physical to support holistic community wellness.

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Water tech accelerator draws national attention

Pipeline H2O, a new water technology accelerator program, and Confluence, a water technology innovation cluster, are drawing a national and international spotlight to the region's water assets while also working to attract new water-focused innovators and businesses to the region.

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"Urban" and "green" lead the way in Cincinnati home design, say local architectural leaders

2016 CRAN Awards celebrate the knowledge, education and aesthetic sense that architects bring to residential projects, especially in the remodeling sector thanks to growing interest in urban living.

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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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Take a ride down the mighty Mill Creek

Mention to someone that you're going to canoe on Mill Creek, and they'll likely fit you for a HazMat suit. Undaunted, Soapbox was intrigued by the opportunity to explore this oft-abused and misunderstood regional asset.

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Green Umbrella works to make every day "a beautiful day"

Green Umbrella is working to improve the economic vitality and quality of life in the Cincinnati region by maximizing the collective impact of individuals and organizations dedicated to environmental sustainability, including hosting the Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit on May 1. Here's what they're all about.

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Bikes in the City

May is Bike Month, so what better way to celebrate than to share stories about local cyclists and why traveling on two wheels is their preferred method of travel? Video by Caroline Bozzi, Elese Daniel, Hunter Moore and Madison Schmidt of the University of Cincinnati.

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Cincinnati growing Cincinnati

Find out how a new generation of entrepreneurs, from farmers and artisans to digital app developers, are making history as they build the future of Cincinnati, one idea at a time. Video courtesy of The Queen City Project.

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Epi-ventures' Cincinnati deConstructed: Karen Kahle, Findlay Market

Six businesses that started in Findlay Market last year have already expanded to second locations outside of the historic space. Findlay's resource development director Karen Kahle explains the beauty of Market economics and its nurturing culture. Video courtesy Epi-Venture's Courtney Tsitouris.
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