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Interview someone living in a struggling city or region to learn more.

Do you know someone who lives in a struggling community? Interview him or her to understand what life looks like where they live. What evidence can they point to that shows their city’s or region's struggles? How they are coping? Why do they stay? What are their hopes and dreams for where they live?

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Medical students face a big dilemma upon graduating in Hungary - they can continue on interning and specializing in Hungary for so little salary that they might starve to death or move abroad and leave their beloved country behind.

Medical students face a big dilemma upon graduating in Hungary - they can continue on interning and specializing in Hungary for so little salary that they might starve to death or move abroad and leave their beloved country behind.

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Sustainability and public design in neighborhoods in transition

Sustainability and public design in neighborhoods in transition

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Last week I talked with local business owners in our downtown and unanimously they were not fans of Black Friday.

Last week I talked with local business owners in our downtown and unanimously they were not fans of Black Friday.

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Is happiness relative, especially in cities where wealth disparities are apparent? I interviewed members from slums to the general public for stories. I asked them to rate their happiness from 1-10, reflecting the number of flowers in each portrait.

Is happiness relative, especially in cities where wealth disparities are apparent? I interviewed members from slums to the general public for stories. I asked them to rate their happiness from 1-10, reflecting the number of flowers in each portrait.

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Using tax incentives to promote cultural events.  In Brazil, there is a law (called "Rouanet"), which gives corporations the incentive to invest in cultural events.  This is essentially how city in a poor region is able to finance cultural events...

Using tax incentives to promote cultural events. In Brazil, there is a law (called "Rouanet"), which gives corporations the incentive to invest in cultural events. This is essentially how city in a poor region is able to finance cultural events...

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Dynamics of neighborhoods in transition.

Dynamics of neighborhoods in transition.

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Creating room for people to GROW is essential to restoring vibrancy.

Creating room for people to GROW is essential to restoring vibrancy.

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How can we motivate the masses to participate in the revitalization of their city? And once they're motivated, how can we get people to work together effectively?

How can we motivate the masses to participate in the revitalization of their city? And once they're motivated, how can we get people to work together effectively?

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In 2005, a San Francisco art and design studio called Rebar converted a metered parking space into a temporary public park in downtown SF. PARK(ing) Day has evolved into a global movement and led to permanent "parklets" popping up all over the city.

In 2005, a San Francisco art and design studio called Rebar converted a metered parking space into a temporary public park in downtown SF. PARK(ing) Day has evolved into a global movement and led to permanent "parklets" popping up all over the city.

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One hurdle to creating a more vibrant Detroit is funding for vibrancy-related efforts.  The city expects 2,000+ jobs (31% of the city's general workforce) to get cut, with a raise in taxes and additional cuts to cultural programs.

One hurdle to creating a more vibrant Detroit is funding for vibrancy-related efforts. The city expects 2,000+ jobs (31% of the city's general workforce) to get cut, with a raise in taxes and additional cuts to cultural programs.

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