Photo: Charlotte skyline as seen from Romare Bearden Park on S. Church Street. Credit: James Willamor on Flickr.
"Thanks for inviting me to explore a big idea," said one Charlotte participant, as she left our “city sounding” session with the Municipal Art Society of New York recently.
Knight Foundation is supporting a yearlong exploration about the critical role that civic spaces play in city life, and Charlotte is one of the places where community leaders are sharing thoughts and ideas via these city-sounding sessions.
Earlier this month, more than 30 people gathered in the sunny solarium of Foundation for the Carolinas for the interactive session. It involved role-plays forcing us into new perspectives and scenarios to stretch our thinking about what civic assets might look like in the future.