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Riverfront Park Helps Mill Town Turn Corner

Five years ago, there wasn’t much reason to walk down Aleppo Street in Providence. Amid the rotting buildings of the old Riverside Mills, drug dealers and prostitutes did a steady business. The blocks surrounding Aleppo Street were a place to find trouble, not relaxation. But a recent series of collaborations has transformed the riverfront into a center of community life.

Police and Merchants Team Up on Safety

When San Francisco’s Chief of Police and dozens of uniformed officers came to spread awareness about public safety on the Leland Avenue commercial strip, merchants already knew many of them by name.

Green Metropolis: Cities as Environmental Solutions

By Bob Van Meter – David Owen, a staff  writer for The New Yorker, has written a provocative new book called Green Metropolis which argues that if America is to reduce its carbon footprint then we must become in Owen's words "more like Manhattan."

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