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Private-sector actors are reshaping the center of some cities in ways local governments no longer have the ability to do themselves.
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A grassroots organization plans to give away abandoned houses to writers who agree to move to the bankrupt city and boost its arts community and economy. So far, it's not costing the city a dime.
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