What is the Urbanite Project? Urbanite magazine's annual special issue, The Urbanite Project, asks, What if? What if we persuaded four unexpected pairs to collaborate? An architect and a television screenwriter? A filmmaker and an economist? Or a typographer and a fiction author? What if some of the city’s most creative minds were to intersect at the junction of frustration and passion? What if we let them ask the questions, and we didn't control the results?

Frans Johansson, the author of The Medici Effect, explains how the explosion of new ideas at the intersection of different fields can change Baltimore — starting with you.

This year, we will again include Urbanite readers in the project. Those selected will be invited to join an Urbanite Project team and work with other participants who represent a wide range of fields and professions, from art and architecture to science and education.

Click here to download an application for the 2011 Urbanite Project. All applications are due June 30, 2010.

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