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Public Space Public Life

To increase civic engagement through new methods and tools for designing public spaces in Knight communities.

Reimagining the Civic Commons in Philadelphia

To invest in five civic assets in neighborhoods surrounding and near Center City Philadelphia, support collaboration among those assets and fund experiments to understand the ways such assets can deliver more value by working together while fostering talent, opportunity and engagement.

8-80 Cities Convening and Study Tours

To support a conference, city learning tours, fellowships and residencies that expose leaders from Knight communities to effective approaches to using the power of places to attract and keep talented people, expand economic opportunity and create a culture of engagement.

CitizenDetroit

To engage, educate, and mobilize citizens of Detroit through exercises and programming designed to increase their understanding of the choices ahead as the city reinvests in and rebuilds its civic infrastructure.

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.

Walk Your City - San Jose and Lexington

To support the development of a DIY walkability toolkit and the testing of that toolkit as an onramp for civic engagement through a series of wayfinding campaigns in two Knight communities.

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.

LaunchCode Miami

To support LaunchCode in Miami, creating pathways to economic opportunity and upward mobility through apprenticeships and job placement in technology for thousands of Miami residents seeking jobs at local firms hungry for talent.

eMerge Americas Conference

To attract and retain entrepreneurs in South Florida and promote economic opportunity through the growth of eMerge Americas, the leading Miami-based conference focused on technology, innovation and entrepreneurship.

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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