Knight Foundation Awards Five Detroit Projects for $600k

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Five Detroit concepts are listed amongst the 32 winners, will receive grants from Knight Foundation’s City Challenge announced on Tuesday.

It was an initiative of the John S. and James L Knight Foundation. This challenge attracted more than 7,000 ideas to develop 26 communities where Knight would be investing in more vibrant places to live and work.

Carol Coletta, from the Knight Foundation and vice President for community and national initiatives, said , “Not only did the knight Cities Challenge uncover a wealth of new ideas to make cities more successful. It will also help cities strengthen the network of civic innovators who are taking are taking hold of the future of their cities.”

The list of five winners, their winning amount and concepts are as follows-

Brand Camp a project by Brand Camp University received $164,810. It proposes the idea of changing the perception of poor neighborhoods. And that can be achieved by developing better branding for neighborhood businesses and including online branding.

Brick + Beam Detroit a project  by Michigan Historic Preservation Network received $87,424. It plans to creating a new community of Detroit rehabbers. They will work together to combat blight and revitalize, reactivate vacant buildings and improve their city.

The Buzz, a project by Detroit Future City received $84,055. The project will pair barbers with l… MORE

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