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Reuse / Rebuild Features

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

After decades of population loss, cities like Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Pittsburgh 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 out when rents escalate. Yet in the post-recession landscape, many communities are working with artists to transform blight, engage residents and reimagine their neighborhoods.

around the country, urban alleys are becoming 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 moving beyond garbage and garages to become havens for pedestrians, public art and small business.

national roundup: washington'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" in urban centers. In this recurring feature, we highlight the top stories in urban innovation from across our national network.

relocation station: how one bus tour exposes potential new residents to the joys of urban living

If you're considering a move to Cleveland, there might be no better means to examine the broad range of residential options than by hopping aboard a City Life tour hosted by Cleveland Neighborhood Progress. In a few short hours, participants enjoy an immersive dive into a number of Cleveland's most in-demand neighborhoods.  
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Reuse / Rebuild Founders

carolyn klosowsky

carolyn klosowsky

City: Lakewood

Meet Carolyn Klosowsky, co-founder of Frugal Fortune, a Lakewood shop with two employees that sells fine vintage and antiques, quality pre-owned, and handmade items. 

ann king

ann king

City: AsiaTown/StClair Superior

Meet Ann King, founder of BORROW Rentals, a custom rental house for unique furniture and accessories in Cleveland with four employees. 

deej lincoln

deej lincoln

City: MidTown

Meet James "Deej" Lincoln, founder of Reclaimed Cleveland, a retail and custom furnishings company in Midtown.

felice pierce

felice pierce

City: Emerging Neighborhoods

Meet Felice Pierce, founder of Revolve Fashion.

werner minshall

werner minshall

City: Downtown

Meet Werner Minshall, founder of Minshall Stewart Properties.

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