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Jamilla Naji art at 78th St Studios - Photo Bob Perkoski
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Detroit Shoreway - Photo by Bob Perkoski
Detroit Shoreway - Photo by Bob Perkoski
The prestigious Cleveland Arts Prize is normally reserved for folks whose work has somehow enriched life in Northeast Ohio. So, it was without precedent when the Gordon Square Arts District (GSAD), the arts-focused economic driver of the Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood, nabbed the 2010 prize.

Like many inner-ring suburbs, this once-thriving community hemorrhaged residents over the past few decades. But thanks in no small part to GSAD and the well-run Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization, the neighborhood is again one of the fastest-growing areas of Cleveland. Long-standing anchors like Cleveland Public Theatre and the recently restored Capitol Theatre are now joined by new retail, bars, restaurants, and entertainment outlets.

The Cleveland EcoVillage is a national demonstration project for ecologically responsible urban living. Incorporated into its design are principles of energy efficiency, transit-oriented living, eco-friendly construction and sustainability. Nearby, the Lorain Avenue Antiques District is the largest concentration of antique dealers on the West Side.

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On Thursday, May 1, Global Cleveland will officially launch its talent attraction campaign at a major event at the Cleveland Convention Center. The event -- like the organization hosting it -- is focused on increasing the population while strengthening the local economy.

follow you, follow me: the social media mavens we can't get enough of

In Cleveland’s ever-evolving social media community, there is a wide variety of contributors to the civic dialogue. We've complied a list of some of our favorite voices -- a mix of up-and-comers and seasoned vets from different corners of the web who are using their blogs, podcasts and Twitter feeds to give the city a voice.

the urban dwelling: for those building nests in the city, creativity is the theme

Creativity is a unifying theme for many who elect to make their home in the city. From an airy Tremont loft with city views to what just might be the greenest home in Cleveland, Fresh Water takes a look at some of the coolest dwellings to pop up in urban 'hoods.

what cities like cleveland can learn from memphis

The City of Memphis is on the rise thanks to a growing startup community, investments in bike lanes, a burgeoning arts district and people moving back to the city. Through it all, the city has listened to its residents and embraced "lean urbanism." Cleveland should take heed.

small projects, big impact: how ventures small in scale can reap big rewards

Sometimes a single effort makes a thousand-fold difference. The theory holds true across the North Coast: From one small business that transformed Cleveland's image on the international stage to a silent flock of gleaming blue birds, the 216 is home to projects that while small in scale reap big rewards.
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