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5 Ways to Access and Support Local Food

If you wanted to eat only locally-produced food for a month, could you? In most towns, the answer is probably "no." Below are five ways to shift the dial in the direction of "yes."

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A New Kind of Artist Housing Is Changing Neighborhoods

Shared ownership model of artist housing transforming Indianapolis blocks from vacant to vibrant as artists and developer teamed up to develop affordable housing for working creative professionals.

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Target Enters The Urban Market To Boost Lagging Sales

Struggling Minneapolis-based retailer is thinking big by betting on a small store, urban revolution.

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Expect Strong 2017 Commercial and Multifamily Market

Survey: Commercial and Multifamily Originators Expect Strong, Steady Market in 2017.

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Financial Priorities: Spending on Stadiums vs. Schools

Is it time to re-evaluate the amount of public money utilized to subsidize sports stadiums at the expense of other community needs? The editorial team at FormSwift believes so. With that in mind, FormSwift shares an easy-to-digest, user-friendly resource to begin learning about the misplaced spending...

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Poor Neighborhoods Make the Best Investments

Charles Marohn of Strong Towns breaks down why poor neighborhoods are profitable while the affluent neighborhoods are not, and makes the case as to why investing in the poor neighborhoods realizes the most bang for the buck for cities.

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Artist Displacement and the Resurgence of Cities

Camron Bridgford of DenverUrbanism disescts the affordable housing crisis that has led to the rapid displacement of artists in urban centers across the United States.

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How Renters Can Be Neighborhood Advocates

37% of all American residents rent their homes and yet the voice of renters is often underrepresented in local decision-making.

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A Changing Neighborhood Is Not an Unstable One

The difference between stability and sameness and allowing a city to change.

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The Boxyard Igniting Retail Spark In Downtown Tulsa

Innovative retail center constructed from repurposed shipping containers activates an empty lot, looks to spark a retail revival in downtown Tulsa.

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