This Week in Soapbox – 3/16

This Week in Soapbox UrbanCincy has the following seven stories that you must check out. Read about how to maximize the use of the city’s historic alleys, a new first of its kind land use modeling program, Bartini joining the downtown nightlife fold, the challenges facing individual investment in the urban core, SORTA’s newest board member, and two terrific feature stories about the hidden gem that is North Avondale and how the arts community is helping change the conversation in Cincinnati.

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TWIS 3/16/10:

  • Making the most of Cincinnati’s alleysfull article
  • New modeling program to help region with future land use decisionsfull article
  • Bartini to open in downtown Cincinnati’s Backstage Entertainment Districtfull article
  • Resolving the challenges facing individual investment in Cincinnati’s urban corefull article
  • Cincinnati transit authority to swear in youngest ever board memberfull article
  • Neighborhood Gem in North Avondale (feature story)full article
  • Changing the Cincinnati conversation through art (feature story)full article

By Randy A. Simes

Randy is an award-winning urban planner who founded UrbanCincy in May 2007. He grew up on Cincinnati’s west side in Covedale, and graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s nationally acclaimed School of Planning in June 2009. In addition to maintaining ownership and serving as the managing editor for UrbanCincy, Randy has worked professionally as a planning consultant throughout the United States, Korea and the Middle East. After brief stints in Atlanta and Chicago, he currently lives in the Daechi neighborhood of Seoul’s Gangnam district.