Final Knight Cities Challenge to Leave Lasting Legacy of Urban Innovation
Winners of the Knight Cities Challenge have a knack for promoting urban innovation and civic engagement in some unlikely places — and with minimal resources. The Knight Foundation announced 33 winners from 19 cities for this year’s edition of what has been an annual contest. This is the third and final year of a $15 million urban experiment that prompted some 15,000 submissions. The proposals pushed the limits of creativity and capitalized on the rhythms and themes of inner-city life, such as hip-hop music and public art. Much-needed funds were funnelled to dozens of projects in U S. communities where the philanthropy invests to make places more livable.