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Visual clues of a living city

Marc Lefkowitz  |  07/20/09 @ 10:31am

Here are three great ways to help show the world what vitality in the Rust Belt looks like.

1. Cleveland State University's Levin College of Urban Affairs is holding an urban agriculture photo exhibit. "The theme is 'Feeding Cleveland'. We are looking for images of the greater Cleveland area that convey the role that urban agriculture has played in feeding Cleveland in difficult and challenging economic times and provide ideas for what Cleveland may look like using local agriculture." For more information.

2. Show why the "10 Fastest Dying Cities," as selected by Forbes magazine in August 5, 2008 issue, are "10 Living Cities". "Ten Living Cities" Symposium & Arts Festival is looking for professional photographers to submit work about what makes these cities (including Cleveland, Youngstown, Canton and Dayton) great places to live, work and experience.

3. The Great Lakes Urban Exchange celebrates the buildings and places we should preserve in cities across the Rust Belt. "Every Tuesday, we put out a topic for GLUEsters to submit photos to our weekly photo contest. Send your photos to our Flickr Pool and tag them with #monument or e-mail them to emily@gluespace.org. If you win, we'll feature the organization of your choosing in a shout out post next week. It's a great way to give publicity to people doing the important work of restoring our cities."

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