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Operation Export Macon

Fostering city pride and helping attract newcomers to Macon by sending one man in a roaming trailer to nearby cities, to showcase the city’s best food, goods and experiences.

The Swings: An Exercise in Musical Cooperation

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

Macon's Beall's Hill Revitalization- A National Model

To complete the revitalization of the historic Beall's Hill neighborhood within the College Hill Corridor and serve as a national model through a combination of grant and program related investments establishing perpetual revolving loan funds for rehabilitating homes, building new homes, facade improvements, energy efficiency projects and down payment assistance.

Creative Interventions Tour

To support various creative placemaking activities, facilitated by Hunter Franks, that will inspire robust engagement and change perceptions of place in Knight communities.

Better Block

To fund Team Better Block activities, which trains local leaders to improve their neighborhood through participatory placemaking in three Knight Foundation Communities; Akron, Macon and Philadelphia.

Master Plan

To model on the successful College Hill Corridor planning process, the project will create a master plan and a new approach to downtown revitalization, bringing together diverse stakeholders, property owners, and agencies around a common vision and working strategy.

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