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The Power House

how public art builds safer, stronger neighborhoods

Forget your ideas about giant abstract sculptures on museum lawns. In Detroit, public art is an essential part of community life.

Tawnee McCluskey

want to get people back to work? fill the basic skills gap

Low-income workers often lack the basic skills needed to find a good job. To bridge the gap, experts says it's essential to invest in training. Yet despite millions of people out of work, programs are hard to find.

View of the city from Riverbed along the planned Lake Link Trail

the flats are back: five big and small projects reshaping the city's oldest neighborhood

After a decade of standing still, the Flats are on the move. Check out some of the newest developments changing this mixed-use neighborhood, from the Lake Link Trail to plans for a new boathouse on the Cuyahoga River.

Justin Carson, Sam McNulty and Justin Beretelone riding on Zagster in Ohio City

wheels up: bike share plan aiming to make inroads throughout cleveland

When it comes to the new Zagster bike share system, the excitement is only just beginning. Three more stations are being rolled out before the end of October, a crowdfunding campaign is underway, and organizers say the system could expand further in the spring.

Bethesda at the Bottlehouse Brewery

the house is a-rockin': heights music hop is set for saturday

This Saturday, hop on over to the Heights Music Hop to check out a full lineup of bands in the Cedar-Lee District. There will be 30 bands playing at 16 different venues. Did we mention it's free?


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.

Zev Siegl (center) with John Johnson and Kim Jenkins of Rising Star

visit to cleveland 'lit my fire,' says starbucks co-founder

Zev Siegl came to Cleveland last week to speak to early-stage and student entrepreneurs at Bizdom and Blackstone Launchpad. Fresh Water gave him a tour and asked him about a lifetime of working with startups.

fresh water logo

fresh water turns four years old with new look, new editor

What's next for Cleveland? That's the question we've explored for the past four years. Recently, Fresh Water introduced a new, more contemporary design, began covering news more frequently and hired Lee Chilcote to manage the publication.

Boxer Sarah Judy training with Joe Santa Maria

boxing gyms offer a rich -- if incomplete -- refuge from inner-city struggles

The Make Them Pay/Old Angle Boxing Gym in the Clark-Fulton neighborhood offers young people and adults a sense of community and a place to blow off steam. Across the city, other boxing gyms serve a similar purpose.

Artist Dana Depew at HGR

secondhand to first rate: 10 upcycling shops worth checking out

Cleveland is full of hole-in-the-wall second hand stores. From vintage two-wheelers to hulking industrial-age machines and bins of repurposed art supplies, we take you on a tour of the coolest trash-to-treasure finds in the city.  

The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin

q&a with the pittsburgh filmmakers behind 'the rise and rise of bitcoin'

On Friday, October 3rd, Bitcoin Boulevard U.S. businesses along Lee Road will host the release of the documentary The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin at the Cedar Lee Theater. Check out this interview with the filmmakers that originally appeared in our sister publication Pop City.

Cleveland Clothing Co T-shirt

cleveland's commercial real estate market: a heat check

Brain gain, urbanization and increased development has created a demand in downtown living space. Historically, vacant buildings in need of change are targeted for this purpose. Lately, however, buildings with office tenants are being adapted or proposed for residential.

Dennis Joyce (left) career development specialist - Plus 50 Encore Completion program

a new age: local groups provide resources, advocacy for cleveland's older workers

Workers aged 40 and over might not fit the typical hip innovator profile, but they are often undervalued. Some may be former CEOs of large companies, arriving with particular skill sets that mesh with growth industries like biomedicine or advanced materials.

Roosevelt Park

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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