Suzanne Nienaber – Knight Foundation
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Suzanne Nienaber

  • Communities

    In Charlotte, residents are talking about their vision for creating fantastic public spaces. In the words of one resident, “We want a place for neighbors to come together that belongs to everyone!”  Such conversations have been sparked by the release of the Assembly: Civic Design Guidelines, a groundbreaking playbook for creating well-designed and well-maintained public […]

    Article · August 6, 2018 by

  • Communities

    Suzanne Nienaber is partnerships director at the Center for Active Design, which Knight Foundation supports to develop strategies that use design to encourage participation in civic life. Can park enhancements encourage greater interaction with neighbors? Can community beautification inspire ongoing acts of stewardship? Can arts and cultural resources help stimulate a sense of civic trust? These are […]

    Article · December 15, 2016 by

  • Communities

    Suzanne Nienaber is partnerships director at the Center for Active Design. Photo courtesy of Center for Active Design. Across the U.S. our communities are facing disturbing trends related to civic engagement, from low voter turnout to growing social and economic divides. Civic leaders and community residents alike are interested in rebuilding trust, revitalizing neighborhoods and supporting […]

    Article · August 23, 2016 by