urban studies Won't You Be My (Online) Neighbor? By Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton, Matt Hodapp & Christina Lieffring • Aug 22, 2014 A new social media platform that helps people connect with their neighbors has entered into partnerships with Kansas City, Mo., and Kansas City, Kan. Which got us wondering: What happened to a friendly wave across the driveway? Guests: The Rebuild Joplin Studio Project By Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall • Dec 20, 2011 On this Tuesday's Central Standard, a look at UMKC's Rebuild Joplin Studio Project. For those working on it, they quickly learned that this is more than just another class, but an opportunity to rebuild a resilient Joplin.