Innovating in cities

As Washington gets more jammed up with partisan wrangling, there’s been a lot written lately about how many of the best ideas for moving the country forward are coming from cities. Last week, for instance, the New York Times began a series looking at some of these innovations.

“Kansas City, Mo., will soon have the largest co-working space in the world, one that was a large vacant middle school in the city’s center,” the paper observed. On Chicago’s South Side, an abandoned bank building “reopened in October as the Stony Island Arts Bank, with collections, exhibits and programs that focus on emerging and established artists of color.”

Or this: “AeroFarms, an indoor, aeroponic farm whose global headquarters are in Newark, is building the world’s largest indoor vertical farm in a 70,000-square-foot former steel mill. Once fully running, it is expected to produce as much as two million pounds of leafy greens each year.”

Cool. Got any other ideas to share? Email rrollins@coxohio.com.

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