To support economic opportunity and integration by funding Gehl Architects to complete a public space/public life strategy for the City of Columbus, better connecting disenfrachised communities to the downtown area.
To support talent retention and attraction by funding a Columbus tech leader to attend the Open Cities Conference in San Francisco which allows civic innovators to reimagine the future of their cities.
To support talent retention and attraction by funding Uptown Columbus Riverfest which promotes entrepreneurship and business development in Uptown Columbus.
To expand the Digital Public Library of America into all unserved states or regions, adding new hubs with unique items from these communities into DPLA's collection.
To increase civic engagement through new methods and tools for designing public spaces in Knight communities.
Establishing a comprehensive network of bicycle and pedestrian connections among the entertainment and business district of Uptown and the 24 diverse neighborhoods of MidTown.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.