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Neighborhoods Features

Grandview Avenue

9 DIY fixes to spruce up your block on a shoestring budget

Fixing up the common areas in your neighborhood can have a butterfly effect that enlivens the whole community. Cheap and easy, these nine do-it-yourself tips can transform a street from so-so to showstopper.

A replica of a mystery in Kecksburg

The truth is out there....in Kecksburg, PA

Kecksburg is home to one of the state's most mysterious sites. On Dec. 9, 1965, something strange happened in this Westmoreland County town. Call it aliens, call it a conspiracy -- but definitely call it an adventure.

Little Free Library

Happening upon Heidelberg: The tiny borough with big plans

Tucked away in a quaint corner of Pittsburgh's South Hills, Heidelberg recently got a big dose of revitalization, including new sidewalks, street lanterns, benches and ornamental signs.

TAP620

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.
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