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DOING STRANGELY FINE

Today, nearly half of all residents of US cities live in a middle neighborhood. It's not a place where real estate is hot, where prices skyrocket and cause displacement. Nor is it a place in distress, overwhelmed by vacancy and neglect. But they're also starting to disappear.
HEART OF ROCK AND ROLL NOT IN CLEVELAND

No one makes money in music anymore. In a time when the song of the summer can be yours on repeat for 99 cents and an entire album saved to your record cabinet in the cloud for just a few bucks more, the chorus is as familiar as the latest Beyonce tune in most of the United States. But in Nashville, a different trend has taken shape, one that has the city thriving and creative industries booming.
CAN WE WRITE OFF PURCHASES AS 'DONATIONS?'

About one year ago, food justice advocates tuned in to a promising remedy for food deserts in the city of Chester, Pennsylvania. Could Fare & Square — the nation’s first non-profit full-scale supermarket — be a sustainable model in a 34,000-resident city where there hadn’t been a supermarket of any kind in 12 years?