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March 19th, 2012 By Hannah McCartney | |

GOOD Ideas for Cities Application Deadline Extended

Be part of a creative team to foster ideas for urban development in Cincinnati

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Think you might have what it takes to spearhead some strategies to improve and revitalize Cincinnati's urban core? Well, hop to it! GOOD Magazine has extended its application deadline for its Cincinnati GOOD Ideas for Cities event to March 21.

The GOOD Ideas for Cities events have taken place in metropolises around the U.S. in hopes of “tapping creative problem solvers to tackle real urban challenges and present to solutions at live events across the country.” Creative teams are to consist of locals with strong insight into their hometown’s strengths and weaknesses as well as a sharp desire to improve, innovate and create the city in which they live. Members of creative teams can be comprised of filmmakers, artists, designers, architects — anyone with a penchant for imagination and progress.

Local urban leaders will designate some of the city’s most pressing challenges and then connect with creative teams to concoct solutions. The event will culminate with a public forum at the Contemporary Arts Center on May 16, when teams will present their ideas. Groups of any size can participate, and six teams will be selected.

Think you might make a GOOD asset? Read the application guidelines here.

During a recent event in Portland, Ore., problems tackled included Portland's struggle to develop a strong bike infrastructure and encourage consumers to eat less meat; in Los Angeles, creative teams explored barriers to developing tree-centric communities,  effectively celebrating strong educators and eliminating housing bureaucracy. Sound Cincinnati-relevant?

GOOD has hosted GOOD Ideas for Cities since 2008, but this is its first stint in Cincinnati. GOOD received a grant in 2011 from Artplace that allowed it to take the event to five mid-sized cities across the country, and Cincinnati was one of the selections.

GOOD is a media platform that “promotes, connects and reports on the individuals, businesses and non-profits moving the world forward.”

 
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