DETROIT (AP) - The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has announced that six Detroit projects are among 37 nationwide that will share $5 million as winners of the second annual Knight Cities Challenge.
The grants are aimed at helping 26 communities where Knight invests attract and keep talented people, expand economic opportunities and create a culture of civic engagement.
The Detroit winners’ ideas included exploring Detroit’s untold history through monthly bike tours, creating spaces for entrepreneurs to set up shop along Dequindre Cut and training young people to track environmental conditions that will help build ideas to make it better.
Another will create sustainable microparks in Detroit neighborhoods that are designed to respond to community needs, require few resources and are easy to maintain.
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