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The Rules of Attractions

The Rules of Attractions

With all the recent talk of transforming Sacramento into a “destination city,” it’s time to figure out just what that means. And do we have the vision—and the money—to make it happen?

Taking It to the Streets

Taking It to the Streets

Many of today’s most celebrated civic improvement efforts were started by people who were once called troublemakers. Now, we call many of those same people placemakers. It’s time to stir up some more trouble, right here in River City.

We the People

We the People

Crowdfunding websites might be best known for launching cool products, but these days, they’re also being used to help citizens improve their cities, one downtown waterslide at a time.

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Archive »Why Not Here?

Now Boarding

Now Boarding

Sacramento’s airport needs hotel rooms and the city needs more civic amenities. A hotel in Stockholm presents a creative sleepover solution. Let’s land our own dream liner.

Street Art

Street Art

Across the globe, cities are turning crosswalks into painted placemakers. Sacramento, it’s time to walk this way.

Signs of the Times

Signs of the Times

In the age of social media, cities from Amsterdam to Toronto are recognizing the branding value of civic photo ops and making typography part of their urban topography.

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