Posted by Tod Machover
On Nov. 20, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra will debut Symphony in D, a collaborative project made by and for Detroit in partnership with Knight Foundation. Last year, the DSO and Composer Tod Machover asked Detroiters, what does the city sound like? They ...
Oct. 27, 2014, 9:27 a.m., Posted by Meg Fencil
Photo of Charlotte, N.C., by Flickr user John Ashley.
Meg Fencil is education + outreach program director and coordinator Transportation Choices Alliance, Sustain Charlotte. Charlotte is one of 26 Knight communities, places where Knight’s founders, brothers John S. and James L. Knight, once owned newspapers.
It’s no secret that Charlotte’s popularity as a destination for young professionals continues to grow. In April 2014, Forbes ranked Charlotte the 18th best city for millennials. With its vibrant financial institutions and diversity of employers, the city offers a lot to recent college graduates: a mild climate, a lower-than-average crime rate, a reasonable cost of living, entrepreneurial opportunities and proximity to outdoor recreation. According to a United Nations study of population growth, Charlotte and Raleigh are projected to grow faster than any other large U.S. cities over the next 15 years.
At the recent Rail-Volution Conference, Danny Pleasant, director of transportation for the city of Charlotte, said: “Livability is becoming the gold standard by which communities are judged.” He believes Charlotte is heading in the right direction, citing several promising examples where the city is connecting residents through transit and walkable, bikeable, transit-oriented development:
Oct. 27, 2014, 9:17 a.m., Posted by ylatimore
Oct. 24, 2014, 11:56 a.m., Posted by rdurbin
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