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Cincinnati one of several places reclaiming their economies through neighbourhood economics

From entrepreneurs in their 20s to established real estate developers, the diversity of people who joined the first few gatherings on neighbourhood economics in Cincinnati had an initiator of the effort, Peter Block, happily stunned.

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I've spent a great deal of time with others who are passionate about community building — people who see the enormous potential in our communities to find their own solutions, to muster their own resources, and to move toward a shared future of their own design. This is an inspiring and attractive view of community that shines like a beacon in our collective future. And yet as clear as the goal may be, the path is still sometimes hard to see. Getting there requires that we look down from where we are going and find the next, best step today.

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