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Feature Story pedestrians

A city safe to walk in: Neighborhood action and Vision Zero aim to make the streets safer

City neighborhoods are prized for walkability and density, but increasingly, getting around on foot or by bike takes nerves of steel. Neighbors work with City Hall for change.

Feature Story Diana Solís, Self Portrait on Greenview Street, Lakeview neighborhood, Chicago, IL, 1982. Archival piezography print, 30 x 40 inches. Courtesy of the artist

Exposure: FotoFocus Biennial lifts up local artists and gives community unlimited access

Starting on September 29, then throughout the month of October, FotoFocus exhibits by 600+ participating artists will delight observers across the region.

Innovation News Sign painting demo last year at the American Sign Museum.

Made in Camp features the artisans of Camp Washington

This small neighborhood is still a place where people make things, as it’s become a growing haven for artists.

Development News Visitors to Studio 122, the Art Circle at the Essex enjoy the watercolors.

During ArtWalks, fifty Essex studios offer free behind-the-scenes tours of their workspaces

After nearly a one-year absence, Essex Studios re-opens its doors to the public offering visitors the opportunity to meet working artists and buy original art.

Development News “The Beauty of Peace” mural spans three walls that face Minot and Brownway streets.

A peaceful scene grows in Oakley

Muralist Christian Dallas adorns the walls of Cincinnati Mennonite Fellowship.  

Development News Laure Quinlivan interviews Eric Russo at The Hillside Trust

Local filmmaker exposes the dangers of hillside erosion in new documentary "Living with Landslides"

Multiple experts explain why the region's topography is susceptible to landslides and how the development of hillsides has sometimes exacerbated the problem. 

Development News Under the shade of the many beech trees on the site, it came to be known as Beech Acres, and later, Beech Acres Parenting Center.

Beech Acres moves back to the urban core

A new centralized location allows nonprofit to connect with more children and families throughout the entire tri-state.

Development News Hamilton County Commissioners, l to r, VP Alicia Reece, President Stephanie Summerow Dumas, and Commissioner Denise Dreihaus

Public meetings and convening sessions help guide county allocation of federal funds

This money went towards immediate, long-term, and transformational needs.

Feature Story Kait Connelly is designing the lighting for SCAC's upcoming performance of Beauty and the Beast

Arts outreach and inspiration flow from city center to first ring suburbs

All around the region, art is inspiring and connecting communities and generations in unexpected ways.

Partner Content The House of Katmandu in Mallorca, Spain. Photography BDR Design Group.

What makes a great place?

No matter the scale, we intuitively know when a place is great, even if we don’t fully understand why.

Development News wood hudson

Senior research scientist works with undergrads at Wood Hudson cancer lab

Dr. Erik Arnold Bey’s resume includes training and experience in cell and molecular biology, cancer biology, drug delivery, and nanomedicine.

Development News arboretum

Boone County Arboretum’s annual fall plant sale is right around the corner

The sale will showcase a mix of native and non-native plants that perform well in this region.

Development News sharkray

Newport Aquarium's research on shark rays is shared worldwide

Its work has helped teach scientists around the globe about the endangered species.

Feature Story Ebert's Meats has been around for 125 years, but needs to move soon. Rob Bardo is a partner in the business.

A walk down Monmouth Street: Celebrating the old and the new

The thoroughfare is a fusion of the old and new, where trendy eating and drinking establishments mix easily with decades-old businesses still patronized by neighborhood regulars.

Innovation News inc

These NKY businesses made the list of the fastest-growing companies in the country

The companies on the list were ranked according to their revenue growth from 2018 to 2021.

Feature Story Downbound books Northside

How a small bookstore found a neighborhood home

One of the newest places for book lovers is on a side street in eclectic Northside.

Feature Story Theory of change list 3

Confronting obstacles to implement theory of change

Four local nonprofit leaders speak out on frustrations and hopes for what Cincinnati and Hamilton County can yet become.

Development News Fausto sandwiches list

Weekend in the City: All in the family with FAUSTO

The restaurant’s focus is California cuisine, and the brothers use seasonal, locally sourced, and sustainable food.

Development News Joe Kay is the minister of Hamilton's Nexus United Church of Christ (UCC).

On being a blessing

Faith leaders discuss how churches can regain their community standing.