To support various creative placemaking activities, facilitated by Hunter Franks, that will inspire robust engagement and change perceptions of place in Knight communities.
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.
To hire Zimmerman/Volk Associates to do a residential market study analysis for the Walnut Creek Village area of East Macon
To create the Tourism Technology Initiative that will bring seven Macon cultural attractions into the digital age through creation of individual website presence, social media utilization, and online ticket sales to attract additional visitors
To support the Community Foundation of Central Georgia's leadership role in the use of online giving technologies and to spread the knowledge and best practices they acquire to other Knight community foundations
For Code for America's work focused on rewiring government to better engage with citizens using innovative technology solutions
To quantify the necessary investment in the Macon community to coordinate, utilize and maximize all existing assets to improve broadband access and adoption
To establish an "Innovation Corridor" that will attract and retain entrepreneurial businesses and individuals who will help revitalize downtown
To include Knight-community libraries in the creation of a national digital library network
To support the production of "Our Stories, Our Lives: The African American Experience", a performance that will provide much needed opportunities for local African American actors and bring a more diverse audience to Theatre Macon's community
To support our strategy of investing in citizen-centered solutions in three Knight communities by piloting the Code for America model, which deploys technology professionals to develop original solutions that engage citizens in community challenges
To bring Springboard for the Arts' Community Supported Art program to Knight Foundation's eight communities over the next two years, inspiring local art movements