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With historic influx of urban residents, cities are seeing a rise in amenities

After decades of population loss, many cities are now growing faster than the rest of their metro areas. Urban developers are trying to attract the right amenities to support the new wave of urbanites. So what’s needed to sustain a dense and vibrant city? The answers might surprise you.

Putting art at the heart of neighborhood redevelopment

Artists are often the first to move into urban neighborhoods, and also the first to move when rents escalate. Yet in the post-recession landscape, many communities are working together with artists to transform blight, engage residents and reimagine neighborhoods.

National roundup: Detroit's wind economy, Memphis' startup symphony, Toronto's Silicon Valley

Issue Media Group publications such as 83 Degrees in Tampa, Confluence in Denver and Model D in Detroit cover "what's next" for urban centers. In this recurring feature, we highlight the top stories in urban innovation from all across our national network.

What smart cities can learn from Pittsburgh

With a culture of collaboration, a willingness to change and a focus on creating the kind of urban environment that attracts creative talent, the Steel City has moved from gritty to green and is now poised for the next wave of growth.

The battle for talent: What cities are doing to attract urban professionals

For today's top talent, the job market is only one thing to consider when choosing where to live. They also want a vibrant city to plug into, a creative place where they can network with other smart people, and a dynamic place where they can find their next job.

National roundup: DC's 'High Line,' Cleveland's coolest digs, Denver's downtown boom

Issue Media Group publications such as Pop City in Pittsburgh, The Line in Minneapolis and Soapbox in Cincinnati cover "what's next" for urban centers. In this recurring feature, we highlight the top stories in urban innovation from all across our national network.

Urban alleys become pathways to revitalization

From Seattle to Washington D.C., forgotten alleys are being reinvented as people-friendly places. Often perceived as dirty and dangerous, alleys are now moving beyond garbage and garages to become havens for pedestrians, public art and small business.

What smart cities can learn from Memphis

The City of Memphis is on the rise thanks to a growing startup community, investments in bike lanes, a burgeoning arts district and people moving back to the city. Through it all, the city has listened to its residents and embraced 'lean urbanism.' 

National roundup: Cincy's beer boom, Cleveland's new leaders, Toronto's female founders

Issue Media Group publications such as Yonge Street in Toronto, High Ground in Memphis and Model D in Detroit cover "what's next" for urban centers. In this recurring feature, we highlight the top stories in urban innovation from all across our national network.

Detroit street photographer captures iconic moments in an American city

Bill Rauhauser, 95, has spent decades documenting Detroit and its people. After working in relative obscurity for much of his life, he's finally starting to earn some recognition.

Hmong artist builds bridges between culture and community in Saint Paul

Oskar Ly is a singer-songwriter, fashion designer and hair and makeup artist whose creative work draws upon her Hmong heritage. A long-persecuted people without a nation or a written language, Hmong people have rich cultural traditions than many aren't aware of. 

Pittsburgh wants to reverse population loss by developing its neighborhoods

Mayor Bill Peduto has a goal to bring 20,000 new residents within the Pittsburgh city limits over the next 10 years. How does he plan to do it? By investing in residential development and thinking young.

Love of local brew fuels rapid rise of Cincy's beer market

As the number of local microbreweries enters double digits, the city’s beer entrepreneurs are having a hard time keeping up with demand. Innovation in the growing beer economy is ensuring the taps won't run dry.

Grrl power: encouraging more female riders key to city's cycling health

If women indeed are the barometer of a healthy cycling city, then making women feel safe while cycling in Cleveland must be a priority, say local biking advocates. Female riders are less likely to cycle without infrastructure that makes them feel safe, including separated bike paths and physical barriers on roads that divide bikes and cars.

How Cincinnati stole my heart

Soapbox's founding publisher isn't a Cincinnati native, nor did she feel much love for the city when she first arrived here 15 years ago. Yet she's an engaged resident and passionate champion of Cincinnati now. Find out how the Queen City won her over.
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