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13 ideas for your city from the first-ever Urban Innovation Exchange

Last week, a group of innovators behind small scale, place-based projects around the country convened in Detroit and talked about what works in their cities, sharing stories of success, failure, hard work and creativity.

Putting the Rust Belt on the map

Adroit Detroit and the re-branding of the Rust Belt

Fresh from the Urban Innovation Exchange in Detroit, writer Elizabeth Daley explains the real deal behind the Rust Belt.

Larimer Community Garden

Larimer welcomes home some long-overdue hope

Led by a $30 million grant from the federal government and businesses like East End Brewery and community development nonprofit GTECH putting down roots, the East End neighborhood of Larimer is reasserting itself as a green, sustainable community. 

The Strip District is Pittsburgh's destination for one-of-a-kind wholesale and retail finds.

Take a trip through the Strip

As the Strip District expands its business district into neighboring Lawrenceville, the city's go-to marketplace for exotic foods, one-of-a-kind shopping and locally made spirits is evolving beyond its wholesale roots. 

The Millvale Community Library

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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