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Can Do Signs

Rethinking municipal signs that typically tell people “what not to do,” to spur fun, imagination and positivity throughout Charlotte; the project will create signs that provide amusing, enchanting, fun options: You can dance! You can sing! You can skip!

Crown TownHall

Helping residents more easily connect with their local government and get involved with civic issues through pop-up events where they can meet elected officials, sign up for city services, and review area planning efforts.

Queen City Quiz Show

Creating a mobile quiz show that will team local musicians and artists with cultural groups to entertain, enlighten and challenge diverse communities with questions about the city from the trivial to the pertinent and controversial.

Better Block Foundation

To attract and retain talent, expand opportunity and build civic engagement by funding the creation and operation of the Better Block Foundation, a nonprofit focused on engaging people in rapidly making their neighborhoods more vibrant.

Carolina Civic Theatre goes digital

To foster civic engagement by providing technology planning and tools to transform a historic movie theater into an active public space in the heart of Uptown Charlotte.

Trees Charlotte

To help Trees Charlotte grow the city's celebrated tree canopy, which contributes to the beauty of the city's public spaces and enhances robust public life.

Trees Charlotte endowment

To enhance public life and the beauty of public spaces in Charlotte by creating the endowed Knight Charlotte Canopy Restoration Fund in support of TreesCharlotte, a public-private partnership committed to maintaining and expanding the tree canopy of the city.

West Side Business Development

To expand opportunity in the historic West End of Charlotte by preparing local businesses and the community to take advantage of the new streetcar link to Uptown by creating a new business improvement district.

The Swings: An Exercise in Musical Cooperation

Bringing people together to connect and engage in four Knight resident cities (San Jose, Detroit, West Palm Beach) with a musical swings installation that plays music when used and more complex melodies when people collaborate to use them together.

Knight Charlotte Cycling Fund

To create the Knight Charlotte Cycling Fund to support a planning process to be led by Alta Planning or other subject matter expert and implementation of specific activities to make Charlotte a more bike-friendly city.

Historic Carolina Theater in Charlotte

To provide pre-development support to transform a historic movie theater into an active civic space in the heart of Uptown Charlotte that promotes community engagement.

Welcoming America

To support Welcoming Cities, a program that helps cities to adopt policies and best practices to attract, retain and harness New Americans and immigrant talent.

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