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Adventure Playgrounds

June 9, 2017

These early playgrounds were designed for adventure, often providing children with materials (lumber, nails, etc.) to build their own creations. The hope was that the act of building would require the children to collaborate. And they worked.

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Keep it flowing

May 10, 2017

Riverfront development is in the works — here’s mistakes to avoid.

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Garden cities

April 21, 2017

Great places rely on nature — namely, Garden Cities.

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Makerspaces

February 15, 2017

Makerspaces are not just a trend, Columnists Zachary Benedict and Ellen Cutter say, they’re crucial parts of the economies of cities like ours.

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Placemaking for ‘urbanpreneurs’

January 25, 2017

Columnists Zachary Benedict and Ellen Cutter introduce a new word and an important concept: Urbanpreneur — people who tap into cities and help exciting things happen.

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The Great Migration

December 29, 2016

Cities, including Fort Wayne, are feeling the impact of a double whammy from Millennials and Baby Boomers, Columnists Zachary Benedict and Ellen Cutter say.

Developing public health

November 4, 2016

The laws and regulations that define economic development within our cities have had a direct impact on public health for

Protecting our third places

September 23, 2016

We might not have known they’re called “third places,” but we all know we love being there with our friends.

Economics of happiness

August 26, 2016

Happiness is something we wall want, but Columnists Zachary Benedict and Ellen Cutter explain why it’s something cities need to understand and inspire to succeed.

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