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    Engaged Communities

    Creating a more connected Charlotte, N.C.

    Sept. 9, 2014, 12:52 p.m., Posted by Susan Patterson


    A cyclist rides through a bike-friendly intersection in Copenhagen, Denmark. Photo by Flickr user Justin Swan.

    In August, 34 officials and community leaders from nine Knight communities traveled to Copenhagen, Denmark, and Malmo, Sweden, to study how to make their cities more livable. The trip was organized by 8-80 Cities and sponsored by Knight Foundation.

    The Charlotte, N.C., team members who traveled to Scandinavia had a range of experience on bicycles; they identified themselves as a mountain biker, a neighborhood rider, an up-for-anything gal and two haven’t-done-this-since-childhood worriers. We all left Copenhagen with a new appreciation for what a cycling city feels like.

    We experienced cycling in rain and in sunshine, on a lazy Sunday afternoon and during a hectic morning rush hour, on separate bike lanes and in the middle of cars and pedestrians.

    In Copenhagen, bikes and cyclists surrounded us. Our team: Crescent Communities CEO Todd Mansfield,  Foundation for the Carolinas Executive VP Brian Collier, City Councilmember Vi Lyles, Assistant County Manager Leslie Johnson and me.

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    Arts

    Jude Broughan plots her ground

    Sept. 9, 2014, 12:28 p.m., Posted by Anne Tschida

    Jude Broughan's "Cam II." You would not be off base if you got the feeling that the works of New Zealand-born Jude Broughan, now showing at Dimensions Variable, had a kinship with another exhibition up right now, that of Adler Guerrier’s solo outing at PAMM. In...

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    Arts

    The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers achieves 501(c)3

    Sept. 9, 2014, 10:34 a.m., Posted by Valerie Nahmad

    By The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers L-R “Fathers & Figures” Qasim Abbas, Ben Sweetman, Mark Sweetman, Rep. Phil Cavanagh, Satori Shakoor, Melvin “Butch” Hollowell II, Melvin Hollowell III, Dwight Stackhouse and Rabbi Yisrael Pinson The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers matched its $30,000, two-year grant...

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