ArchDaily — “Studio Gang Creates 7 Strategies to Reimagine Civic Spaces As Vibrant Urban Hubs”

September 27, 2016

Studio Gang’s newly released, free, downloadable booklet, Reimagining the Civic Commons ... which arose from work funded by the Kresge Foundation and Knight Foundation, focuses on the advancement of 7 types of ‘existing assets’: libraries, parks, recreation centers, police stations, schools, streets and transit. Since the start of Studio Gang’s research, a larger, $40 million initiative has begun—funded by the JPB Foundation, The Knight Foundation, The Kresge Foundation and The Rockefeller Foundation along with a multitude of local donors—with plans taking shape in Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit, Memphis and Akron. The graphic guide is designed to offer adaptable, cost-effective and flexible approaches to these spaces, so that it can be implemented over time and in a variety of different communities. Read on for our summary of the report’s 7 strategies for improvement.”

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