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Cities turn to creative placemaking to revitalize neighborhoods

Cities across North America are relying on the arts to create more vibrant spaces, boost local economies and drive foot traffic to dormant areas. 

Baltimore and beyond: How anchor institutions are shaping cities

Anchor institutions are increasingly becoming catalysts in making their communities more vibrant, livable places. We take a look at how Johns Hopkins University and its counterparts in other cities are doing that.  

In Good Company: Coworking Spots Cater to Solo Workers

Tired of hearing their dog bark and seeing dirty dishes in the sink, some independent workers are fleeing the distractions of home for shared office space. 

A Desk of One's Own: A Guide to Coworking in Greater Baltimore

Thinking of chucking the home office for a collaborative space? Here's a list of some coworking spots, including what you can expect to pay and the amenities they provide. Where can you find a foosball table?

Universities Unleash Students' "Inner Entrepreneur"

Entrepreneurship is the latest buzzword on college campuses to help students get jobs at startups and small companies. Schools like the University of Baltimore are enhancing their entrepreneurship programs and teaching startup skills to all students — not just those studying business. 

$1M in Prize Money for Cities That Boost College Enrollment

National organization CEOs for Cities is awarding a $1 million prize to the city that can demonstrate the greatest boost in the number of college graduates. Baltimore is one of 57 cities eligible to win the money that will be used to launch a promotional campaign centered around developing talent. 

Culinary School Stratford Cooks Up Big Plans for Baltimore

Stratford University came to town after another culinary college lost its accreditation. Now, the cooking school has big plans to take up more real estate and open a community kitchen with the American Heart Association to teach residents about healthy eating habits. 

What's Missing in Baltimore?

A hardware store in Mount Vernon. A bakery for Locust Point. More restaurants in Mt. Washington. If Baltimore residents waved their magic wand, these would be on their wish list. 

Development With a Mission? Possible.

Seawall Development has turned a vacant building in Remington into a thriving apartment and office complex for teachers and nonprofits. It is on the verge of completing a similar redevelopment in Hampden. Now, the Baltimore developer is about to take its socially responsible mission to other cities.

Parking Panda Aims to Make Parking "Happy" from its Baltimore Base

It’s one of the most irritating, maddening and persistent problems of city living – finding the ever-elusive “good parking spot.”  Startup Parking Panda found success at Startup Weekend Baltimore in the spring and money in New York over the summer. Now, its founders are back home.

Doing Business with Friends: Friends of the Web Makes its Mark on Baltimore

Friends of the Web is a company whose name describes it well -- four best friends taking on web design and product development. Instead of carving out what would certainly be a difficult path in the tech world of Silicon Valley, Friends operates out of a rowhouse in Fells Point, where the 20-somethings work, eat, and sleep. A recipe for disaster? Try a formula for success.

Photo Essay: the BMA Sculpture Garden

Join us as Bmore Media Managing Photographer Arianne Teeple takes a fresh look at one of Baltimore's coolest hidden gems, the sculpture garden at the BMA.

Asking Questions, Solving Problems at D:center Baltimore

What is design? It's a simple enough question with a far-from-simple set of answers. Answers that a dedicated group of volunteers are working hard to find for Baltimore at D:center, one of the city's most interesting grassroots organizations.

Andrew Hazlett Seeks the Glue to Hold Baltimore's Tech Community Together

It is, perhaps, an "only in Baltimore" story. One entrepreneur writes a blog post with an idea to create an "Innovation Community Manager" for Baltimore. A few months later, Andrew Hazlett has the job. Here, Bmore Media's Renee Libby Beck tracks Hazlett down to find out more about how he got here and what he's up to.

Anchoring the West Side Renaissance at Alewife

Alewife took over the West Baltimore space formerly occupied by the failed Maggie Moore’s and Lucy’s, bringing local and national recognition with craft brews and unique tavern fare. As they near their one-year anniversary, will Alewife be the one to break the curse of failed restaurants at 21 N. Eutaw?
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