PUBLIC SPACES AS INFRASTRUCTURE: HOW TO USE FEDERAL STIMULUS DOLLARS TO ADVANCE EQUITY AND TRANSFORM OUR CITIES
Knight Foundation believes that public spaces play an essential role in connecting and attaching community to each other and place. This hour-long lab will focus on how communities can leverage federal dollars for public space to advance equity and transform cities.
Hear firsthand from Kelly Jin, Julia Day, and Eamon O’Connor on the most recent Gehl and Knight Foundation report findings, followed by conversation with moderator Kyle Kutuchief, Knight Foundation Director/Akron – Community and National Initiatives Program, and panelists Joe Cortright, director at the City Observatory; Ronda Lee Chapman, equity director at the Trust for Public Land; and James Hardy, deputy mayor at the Office of Integrated Development for the City of Akron to discuss real life examples of how a city is thinking through this extraordinary moment in time.
PROVIDED BY GUEST
- Learn more about Gehl’s people-first approach to urban planning: gehlpeople.com
- Read a Knight Foundation report conducted by Gehl to evaluates 7 public spaces in the U.S. to identify their successes and make recommendations for their improvement: kf.org/adaptivespace
- View the City Observatory’s approach to data driven analysis of cities: cityobservatory.org
- Discover more from The Trust for Public Land’s work to connect people to outdoor spaces and communities where they live: tpl.org
- Gain more insight into how Mayor Horrigan of the City of Akron administration narrowed down priority funding from the American Rescue Plan: bit.ly/3tEMROA
- More info on the ParkScore Index from The Trust for Public Land can be found here: tpl.org/parkscore
- Learn more about Greening of Detroit, a non-profit organization focused on enhancing the quality of life for Detroiters: greeningofdetroit.com
- Read Joe Cortright’s “Young and Restless” story on the migration of young adults moving to urban neighborhoods: cityobservatory.org/ynr