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Urban Issues: Big Ideas For Columbus, Best Comeback Small Towns, Municipal Utilities & Disaster, Seating On The Subway


Brainstorming Big Ideas for Columbus' Future 

Columbus Dispatch


Almost every day, Mayor Michael B. Coleman walks by LeVeque Tower. He looks to the top of the 555-foot-tall skyscraper, his mind wanders and he imagines.


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America's Best Comeback Small Towns 



Everyone loves a good get-back-up, Rocky-style story. But inspirational tales don't always have to star a guy in shiny shorts - or a big city like Philadelphia.

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The Location Decisions of Creative Industries 

Chicago Policy Review


Recently, a major focus in urban economic development has been attracting creative industries and creative workers to cities as engines to drive economic growth.


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Are Municipal Utilities More Resilient During Disasters 



Boulder, Colo., wants to dump its investor-owned utility and start up a publicly owned one that's more in line with the city's aggressive environmental goals.

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For a Seat on the Subway, Infirmity vs Pregnancy 

New York Times City Room


It was 8:45 a.m. and we had been waiting for the Manhattan-bound A train (or the C, or the F, at this point) for 15 minutes.


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