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Flatland Now Official Home for CityScene KC Archive  Preserving the Work of Retiring Journalist Kevin Collison

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Kansas City PBS’ nonprofit newsroom, Flatland, is now the official home of CityScene KC’s archival content. 

After seven-plus years at the helm of the local news site, CityScene KC founder Kevin Collison has generously contributed the site’s content archive to Flatland following his retirement. 

“We are thankful for Kevin Collison’s gracious contribution to Flatland and his enduring commitment to preserving and sharing the stories that shape our city,” said Kliff Kuehl, Kansas City PBS president and CEO.  

Collison launched CityScene KC in November 2016, covering news about greater downtown Kansas City. Since then, CityScene KC has served as a reliable source of information about urban redevelopment and efforts to improve the quality of life between the River Market and the Country Club Plaza.  

“I want people to be able to continue to enjoy and learn from the articles I wrote over the last seven years because I have always had a passion for the revitalization of the urban core of Kansas City,” Collison said. “I know from writing CityScene KC that a lot of people are very interested in what’s happening, and people will now be able to go to the Flatland website…It will be a great resource.” 

CityScene KC and Flatland have routinely shared content to ensure essential stories about Kansas City reach a broader audience. As Collison transitions into retirement, he will still contribute to Flatland as a freelance reporter, continuing his commitment to delivering high-quality, community-driven journalism. 

“Kevin Collison has devoted much of his professional life to chronicling urban planning issues and the redevelopment of Kansas City. He has been a valued contributor to Flatland in recent years, and we’re proud to provide a home for his CityScene KC archive as a lasting public resource for interested readers,” said Chris Lester, Kansas City PBS managing editor.  

Read Collison’s farewell column and learn about his generous donation to Flatland here. Keep up with Collison’s latest work by following CityScene KC on Facebook, where he will continue reposting stories about Kansas City’s urban core.  

To explore CityScene KC content, visit flatlandkc.org/cityscenekc.  

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