I’m a huge fan of the city of Cincinnati. I love the magnificent architecture, the cool people, and the gorgeous natural beauty that surrounds the city. And I’m incredibly excited that many of the best historic neighborhoods are beginning to come back to life after a fifty year slumber brought on by middle class exodus to the suburbs, deindustrialization, and general neglect. There’s a serious pent up market demand for vibrant, mixed use, walkable neighborhoods all across the country with shockingly little supply. We just haven’t built places like this since World War II and there’s a hunger for it in the real estate market. Kent Hardman is a native of Cincinnati and he’s working hard to lead the way in the revitalization process along with the Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation. I filmed this interview with Kent about the home he’s built for himself and the work he’s doing to bring the area back to its former glory. As always I’m indebted to my friend Kirsten Dirksen of faricompanies.com for editing the story.