To increase civic engagement through new methods and tools for designing public spaces in Knight communities.
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.
To conduct an economic impact analysis exploring the impact of a proposed Ocmulgee National Park and Preserve designation, resulting in enhanced recreation, heritage tourism and conservation that will contribute to building a 21st Century economy for Macon.
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.
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.
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.
To introduce educators in Knight communities to action civics through the Mikva Challenge's 'New Civics Practitioners Conference' in June 2015.