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Where Do the Parties Stand on Housing?

The Republican and Democratic platforms recycle their talking points without addressing real issues.

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Philadelphia Scales Up Civic Engagement

Micro-projects will always have their place, but the task of revitalizing cities can now grow beyond the block.

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How Brandcentric Architecture Is Destroying Our Sense of Place

A community is defined by its common look. Why are big companies flattening local advantages?

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Pokémon Go Re-enchants the City

Can a mobile video game bring people together in the civic commons?

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Cleveland Rising?

Megaprojects like the GOP convention offer false hope in a town that needs block-by-block attention.

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What West Baltimore Needs

Local leadership plus outside capital might stop the next riot.

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