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Can small ideas add up to big change for cities? 13 projects that prove they can (VIDEO)

Urban revitalization is not built on stadiums and skyscrapers alone. Vibrant cities begin with passionate people working on the ground, doing the creative heavy lifting to make their communities better. Leading up to Urban Innovation Exchange Sept. 24-26 in Detroit, we take a look at 13 small projects with big potential.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Pop City Presents Blood Simple at Row House Cinema

Pop City is partnering with Row House Cinema, Lawrenceville's new single-screen movie theater, to bring you the first film from the Coen brothers, Blood Simple.

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Community development corporations give power to the people (part 2 of 2)

From thriving communities like Oakland and Lawrenceville to hilltop communities seeking to fulfill basic needs, CDCs address their neighborhoods' individual concerns.


Robin Fusco takes notes during the first residency.

Point Park University's new low-residency MFA program attracts students from around the world

Point Park University's new Master of Fine Arts program in screen- and playwriting allows students to benefit from Pittsburgh's rich cultural history without leaving their hometown.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: The Thrival Music + Innovation Festival is finally here

The Thrill Mill-run Thrival Music + Innovation Festival gears up for its second year with a week's worth of innovation and business programming capped off by a weekend of live music and great food.

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Creating place: The role of Community Development Corporations in Pittsburgh's neighborhoods

From implementing civic projects to the general betterment of a neighborhood, CDCs bridge the gap between city funding and the community to create unique, livable spaces.

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What smart cities can learn from Denver

Fueled by collaboration, the Mile High City is investing in transit-oriented development while also preserving its historic neighborhoods. Denver has gained 50,000 new residents in the past four years, outpacing its suburbs and most other metro areas.

The nearly two ton chandelier in the Benedum Center's auditorium is lowered for it's annual cleaning.

The art of preservation: What it takes to maintain the Cultural District's historic theaters

From cleaning a 4,700-pound chandelier to finding the perfect match for decades-old upholstery, keeping the historic theaters of the Cultural District in good condition is a delicately choreographed dance.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Girls Rock! Pittsburgh benefit concert

Support the local chapter of the rock and roll school aimed at empowering young women to use their creative voices. The Girls Rock! Pittsburgh benefit concert is Saturday at Assemble on Penn Avenue.

Edgar Thomson works in Braddock.

Are yinz breathing easy? The road to cleaner air in southwestern PA

Allegheny County is among the top 2 percent of regions in the U.S. with the most hazardous air pollutants. Though our steel days may be over, the atmosphere in Pittsburgh still needs improving.

Matthew Buccholz displays his inventory at his home in Friendship.

Alternate Histories: Q&A with pop artist Matthew Buchholz

A love of sci-fi kitsch led Brooklynite-turned-Pittsburgher Matthew Buchholz to populate historic, public domain images with space creatures and UFO for a line of cards and posters. Now, he's gotten his hands on some old film scripts that he's turned into pocket-sized editions with the help of Kickstarter.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Pittsburgh Comedy Festival

The 'Burgh is beginning to make its own contributions to the national comedy scene and this weekend's Pittsburgh Comedy Festival is ready to showcase the funny people of Steel City.

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Craft beer might just be southwest PA's next big thing

In a post-industrial region packed with ready-to-be-repurposed spaces, the craft beer industry is booming. Whether you're looking to brew your own, grab a growler to-go, or settle in for some suds and sparkling conversation, the next generation of breweries has you covered.

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Small scale, big deal: UIX invites urban innovators to exchange ideas in Detroit

Cities are reinventing themselves in creative new ways. Can small-scale projects have big impact? Join the Urban Innovation Exchange this Sept. 24-26 in Detroit to explore creative projects driving neighborhood transformation and trade ideas for the future.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: The premier of David Bernabo's 'Ongoing Box'

Local art polymath David Bernabo unveils his documentary, Ongoing Box at Pittsburgh Filmmakers' Melwood Screening Room Thursday. The film explores the creative process with a handful of Pittsburgh artists.
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