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The challenge “activated local networks of innovators who are showing early staying power,” the Knight Foundation says at it winds down the contest.
David Hatch June 12, 2017

The urban innovation contest will focus on ways to help U. S. cities bolster talent, economic prosperity and civic engagement, the Knight Foundation says.

August 18, 2016

The use of hip hop music and storytelling to engage urban residents are among the creative ideas to receive the foundation’s support. 

April 14, 2016

Proposals for the contest’s second round range from pop-up parks to a mobile city hall, according to the Knight Cities Challenge.

January 21, 2016

Winners of the Knight Cities Challenge include a Detroit program that will pair hair stylists with landscapers and a plan to install Charlotte’s signature porch swings in public places.

March 31, 2015

The philanthropy will give $5 million per year to initiatives that answer the question: “What’s your best idea to make cities more successful?”

September 18, 2014
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