We’re measuring the impact of investments in public places. Here’s what we’ve learned.

Bridget Marquis
Apr 11 · 6 min read
Exploring the tree house at Memphis’ River Garden. Image courtesy of Memphis River Parks Partnership.
Ella Fitzgerald Park brings joy to the neighborhood. Image credit: Bree Gant.
Ella Fitzgerald Park hosts a winter evening gathering. Image courtesy of Detroit’s civic commons team.
Memphis’ River Garden at night. Image credit: Memphis River Parks Partnership.
Canoeing on Summit Lake is now a regular activity. Image credit: Tim Fitzwater.
A farmers market at Summit Lake brings people together. Image credit: Tim Fitzwater.

Reimagining the Civic Commons

Transforming public spaces to foster engagement, equity, environmental sustainability and economic development in our cities. A collaboration of The JPB Foundation, Knight Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation and local partners.

Bridget Marquis

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Director, Civic Commons Learning Network; cities, civic commons and importance of place in our lives

Reimagining the Civic Commons

Transforming public spaces to foster engagement, equity, environmental sustainability and economic development in our cities. A collaboration of The JPB Foundation, Knight Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation and local partners.