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Lessons from the Civic Commons

By revitalizing and connecting public places such as parks, plazas, trails and libraries--and transforming what we expect from them and how we manage them--Reimagining the Civic Commons aims to demonstrate how strategic investments in our civic assets can connect people of all backgrounds, cultivate trust and counter the trends of social and economic fragmentation in cities and neighborhoods.

This session explores ongoing efforts in Akron, Philadelphia, and Detroit to reimagine existing assets in disinvested neighborhoods and reconnect them so they can be shared by everybody. We'll take a deep look at how park leaders and community members are partnering to produce more equitably shared prosperity in their neighborhoods and cities.