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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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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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Covington's Shotgun Row Rehab

The Center for Great Neighborhoods continues building on 38 years of creative placemaking in Covington through its newest development called Shotgun Row. Check out this new video by local filmmaker C. Jacqueline Wood to find out more about the project.

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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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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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