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Emerging City Champions

To provide civic innovators in Knight communities with the best knowledge on how to improve public spaces through 8-80 Cities' study tours, the Emerging City Champions program and the city residency programs.

Post Street Night Market

Create a unique night shopping experience by identifying Post Street as a pedestrian destination and balancing the city's night culture.

The MayFeria

The MayFeria will increase civic engagement, expand economic opportunity, and strengthen social cohesion through folklife events and shared community projects.

Bikepool San Jose

To support talent attraction and retention in San Jose by expanding Bikepool, a social and safe bike commuting service, that aims to decrease single-occupancy vehicle commuting and increase community engagement through biking.

San Jose Public Library WORKS

To promote economic opportunity by supporting the creation of San Jose Public Library WORKS, a workforce development and employment training center at the Martin Luther King Jr. Library in downtown San Jose.

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.

Branding San Jose

To support talent attraction and retention in San Jose through the development of a branding and marketing campaign aimed to lure talent, jobs and opportunity to the city

California Walks

Encouraging deeper resident attachment to San Jose by launching San Jose Walks, a program that encourages urban exploration and celebrates neighborhoods through walking

Downtown San Jose Food Hub

To support engagement through the growth of Taylor Street Farm into a food and community hub that will support events, workshops and market days and empower local food producers and suppliers

Exhibition District

Creating a more vibrant and connected San Jose by expanding the Exhibition District, a public art project

GreenTRIP tools and traffic reduction strategies

To attract and retain talent and expand economic opportunity in San Jose by supporting more affordable and transportation-friendly housing via the expansion of GreenTRIP tools and traffic reduction strategies.

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