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Public-Private Partnerships for Innovation, Education, and Creativity: A Case Study of the RDM Campus

On July 18, the Urban and Regional Policy Program of the German Marshall Fund of the United States hosted Gabrielle Muris, director at the RDM (Research, Design, Manufacturing) Campus, in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

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Connecting Detroiters to Opportunity Through Transit Innovation

As Detroit moves beyond bankruptcy and focuses resources on addressing its significant transportation challenges, the city has the opportunity to test and pioneer innovative approaches to mobility.

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Getting Creative to Combat Foreclosure

Throughout the housing crisis and the subsequent fallout, cities have largely been forced into a reactionary role. The City of Richmond, CA is looking to be proactive in a manner not previously exercised or attempted by cities.

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The Failed Experiment of the American Pedestrian Mall

A bicycle and pedestrian advocate weighs the benefits of convereting Fresno’s pedestrian mall into a vibrant main street.

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Why Pittsburgh deserves international attention

Coming to Pittsburgh for the Remaking Cities Congress, I was impressed by the city’s physical transformations.

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Basque-ing in the Glory of Manufacturing

Basque Country is yet another region in Europe using the Smart Specialization Platform (S3) in a big way. In fact, the Basque economy is one of the highest performing economies in all of Spain.

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Sevilla, Siesta, and Smart Specialization

Sevilla, as an economic center, has put into place (over many years) very niche strategies for dealing with and even excelling within their environment.

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Economic recovery: more eggs, but which baskets?

While some of its American steel sisters such as Pittsburgh and Allentown have forged significant recoveries, Youngstown still struggles with the after effects of its late 20th century decline.

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Memphis: America’s Aerotropolis

The Aerotropolis, a project of the HUD Community Challenge Grant, contributes to the ongoing plans of the city and region to reinvent Memphis by highlighting its best assets.

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Marketing Small Businesses: Harnessing the Power of Popcorn Brain

A study published in 2011 found that people can become addicted to the internet and will actually experience changes to the physical structure of their brain. It’s called “Popcorn Brain.”

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