Posted by Victoria Rogers
Above: The company of The Wilma Theater participates in a combat workshop taught by Ian Rose. Photo by Alexander Iziliaev.
Today, I’m excited to celebrate our latest Philadelphia arts grantees – 22 groups receiving $1.48 million. Each of these organizations represents the artistic excellence and audience engagement that Knight ...
Sept. 9, 2014, 12:52 p.m., Posted by Susan Patterson
A cyclist rides through a bike-friendly intersection in Copenhagen, Denmark. Photo by Flickr user Justin Swan.
In August, 34 officials and community leaders from nine Knight communities traveled to Copenhagen, Denmark, and Malmo, Sweden, to study how to make their cities more livable. The trip was organized by 8-80 Cities and sponsored by Knight Foundation.
The Charlotte, N.C., team members who traveled to Scandinavia had a range of experience on bicycles; they identified themselves as a mountain biker, a neighborhood rider, an up-for-anything gal and two haven’t-done-this-since-childhood worriers. We all left Copenhagen with a new appreciation for what a cycling city feels like.
We experienced cycling in rain and in sunshine, on a lazy Sunday afternoon and during a hectic morning rush hour, on separate bike lanes and in the middle of cars and pedestrians.
In Copenhagen, bikes and cyclists surrounded us. Our team: Crescent Communities CEO Todd Mansfield, Foundation for the Carolinas Executive VP Brian Collier, City Councilmember Vi Lyles, Assistant County Manager Leslie Johnson and me.
Sept. 9, 2014, 12:28 p.m., Posted by Anne Tschida
Sept. 9, 2014, 10:34 a.m., Posted by Valerie Nahmad
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