Brandon R. Reynolds

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Making a Game Out of Town Hall Meetings

By awarding points for civic participation, MindMixer has helped cities across the country increase citizen engagement.

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The Secret to Memphis's Blues District Success

Lots of cities have tried to build thriving arts and entertainment districts, but few have anything like Beale Street. As he gets ready to retire, the developer who made it happen looks back.

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The Jazz District Authenticity Problem

Kansas City's place in American music history is inarguable. So why hasn't its jazz-based revitalization taken off?