DETROIT (AP) - The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced that these six Detroit projects are among 37 nationwide that will share $5 million as winners of the second annual Knight Cities Challenge:
- $30,000 for Pedal to Porch: Explore Detroit’s untold history through monthly bike tours through different neighborhoods of the city where residents get a chance to tell their stories.
- $135,665 for Dequindre Cut Market: Create spaces for entrepreneurs to set up shop along Dequindre Cut with shipping container pop-up shops.
- $75,000 for Detroit’s Exciting Adventure into the Pink Zone: Develop a tool to streamline city development regulations and engaging design talent and developers to help reshape commercial districts.
- $75,000 for Give a Park, Get a Park: Create sustainable microparks in Detroit neighborhoods that are designed in response to community needs, require few resources and are easy to maintain.
- $138,339 for Sensors in a Shoebox: Train young people to track environmental conditions such as traffic, noise or temperature in neighborhoods in an effort to improve the community.
- $184,080 for The People First Project: Create tactical urbanists who collectively select a single urban challenge each year on which to focus quick, low-cost, creative improvements.
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