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Cincinnati one of 8 candidates for "next Silicon Valley"

Cincinnati is one of eight U.S. cities identified as potential "next Silicon Valleys" in a Huffington Post report on new destinations for "burgeoning techies" that was produced in conjunction with Citi Group. Cincinnati "may not seem like the next tech hub from the outside, but it actually is exactly where major investors are flocking," the piece says. It also touts the work The Brandery has done to lead the startup community here, referencing the glowing 2013 profile of the organization at Entrepreneur.com. Read more here.
 

OTR included in "Best Architecture in the Midwest"

A photo slideshow titled "Seeking Frank Lloyd Wright: Best Architecture in the Midwest" includes Over-the-Rhine, which Conde Nast Traveler describes as "a case study in successful urban renewal, thanks in part to its notable architecture." The writer also gives a shout-out to the University of Cincinnati's student recreation center, designed by California-based architecture firm Morphosis. See the slide show here.

XU basketball player a driving force

Xavier's 6-foot-10 senior Matt Stainbrook has been in the news lately, but only partially because he's the second leader scorer on XU's 8-2 hoops team. He's the cover boy of Xavier Nation magazine, which describes him as "silly, serious, goofy, intense." And his late-night excursions as an Uber driver in and around Cincinnati prompted a ride-along video from ESPN. Go Muskies!

Better parking ideas for big cities

Cities can change the "politics of parking" by using new parking meter technology to reinforce community planning concepts and push economic development — from giving residents a discount to earmarking meter revenue for better public services. No specific mention of Cincinnati, but some interesting ideas to chew on. Read more here.

Congress passes bill after Cincinnati push

Cincinnati government affairs guru Chip Gerhardt pushed the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the ABLE (Achieving a Better Life) Act last week, allowing people with disabilities to set up savings accounts with no tax on the earnings, similar to 529 college savings accounts, to cover housing, transportation and other expenses. Speaker of the House John Boehner was an active supporter. The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration. Read about Gerhardt's efforts on behalf of his teenage daughter and thousands of others with disabilities here.

Cincinnati is deeply rooted

Census Bureau data reveals that Cincinnati is slightly more "rooted" than the average large U.S. city. Governing magazine analyzes several measures — length of housing tenure, whether people lived in the state where they were born, recent migration data — to determine which cities' residents have particularly deep local roots and wonders how those roots determine a city's civic character. Read more.

How idealism threatens to derail transit projects

"Perfect" can be the enemy of "good" when it comes to new urban transit projects, some of which are being derailed by an unlikely source: transit advocates. Salon looks at why the proposed streetcar line in Arlington, Va., was recently scuttled and how transit projects in Austin, Houston, New York City and Cincinnati face their own hurdles. Read more.

Bach and Boombox declassifies the classics

Cincinnati-based Bach and Boombox declassifies the classics, mixing the Beastie Boys with Beethoven. Read more.
 

Cincinnati beer named one of 100 best on the planet

Rhinegeist Truth, a Cincinnati-brewed India Pale Ale, has been named one of the 100 best beers in the world by lifestyle magazine Men's Journal. Read more.

What it takes to build a startup city: Meet 7 mayors promoting entrepreneurship

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley, for the first time in history, has included operational support for Cincinnati’s startup ecosystem in the city’s budget. Read more.

Cincinnati restaurant makes Playboy's 101 Best Breakfasts list

The Echo in Hyde Park came in at No. 17 on Playboy's "101 Best Breakfasts in America: The Midwest" list. See the list.

The real-life inspiration for the Super Friends' Hall of Justice is in danger

When the Super Friends of the classic 1970s cartoon series gather at the Hall of Justice, Cincinnatians find it eerily familiar—after all, the hideout drew inspiration from the Queen City’s Union Terminal. But now the art deco masterpiece is in need of some super friends itself. Read more.

Affordable cities are the new sweet spots

A San Francisco-based blogger has seen several waves of bright young people arrive, burn out then move away from the Bay area. What's surprised him is that they're no longer flocking to suburbia. Instead, they're seeking out smaller, less expensive cities with the same basic characteristics as the pricey places that squeezed them out. Places like Cincinnati. Read more.

Cincinnati Zoo's lioness may be expecting cubs

Does the Cincinnati Zoo's lioness, Imani, have a baby bump? CNN's Jeanne Moos asks is she or isn't she? Not even her zookeepers know for sure. Watch the video.

Two local universities among 'Smartest Public Colleges In America'

The University of Cincinnati and Miami University both made Business Insider's list of the 100 Smartest Public Colleges In America. Find out why.
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