$3.28 million to help Philadelphia reshape public spaces

Smart City Chirine Etezadzadeh

A bottom-up strategy is taken in Philadelphia to improve public space. Image source: Shutterstock (#635416073).

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

Why not share this article?

Partner Networks

City Partners