To support Philadelphia’s Rebuild initiative, the Knight Foundation has announced that it is investing $3.28 million in the Fairmount Park Conservancy to develop a citywide engagement strategy.
The money will be used to build a “network of public and nonprofit partners to build community participation around public spaces, mobilizing residents as co-creators in shaping their neighborhoods,” according to a release. In workshops, civic participation training and activities as well as pop-up projects will be used to experiment with public engagement.
“Giving people the opportunity to shape these spaces is essential to creating a stronger, more vibrant Philadelphia. This new effort aims to do just that with the help of Fairmount Park Conservancy and a network of partners that are invested in the city’s growth,” Knight Foundation’s program director for Philadelphia, Patrick Morgan, said.Next City
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