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An aerial view of historic Brownsville

Bringing back Brownsville

This historic town along the Monongahela River is on the comeback trail, and some of its youngest citizens are leading the charge. New parks, exciting development projects and rehabs of iconic buildings are all part of the area's rebirth.

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How cities stay relevant in 'live, work, play' era of office space

In changing cities across the United States, downtown office space is rapidly attracting growing companies with lifestyle amenities. But can suburban communities keep up? What smart cities can learn from cities like Detroit.

The Iris Brown Townhomes, a WCRP community

Home steady: Discovering new ways to house Pennsylvanians

In an effort to preserve affordable housing in a rapidly-changing city, the WCRP is tapping a fresh tool. The resulting Community Justice Land Trust aims to help Philadelphians realize the dream of home ownership.

The porches at Summerset

Summerset celebrates the season of the porch with a new kind of neighborhood block party

Summerset at Frick Park celebrates the front porch as an icon of city living with a porch party on May 17.

LaShawndra Thornton, 29, is one of the D.C. area's thousand-odd Airbnb hosts. ""Staying with me offe

Airbnb hosts offer off-the-beaten track hospitality

Thinking about opening your home up as an Airbnb hot spot? Take a look at how Airbnb entrepreneurs in Washington, D.C., are creating an experience that's as enriching for the hosts as it is for their guests.
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