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September 27, 2015 - No Comments!

BRAND CAMP UNIVERSITY WINS KNIGHT CITIES CHALLENGE, SHARES $5M FOR CIVIC PROJECTS

DETROIT — The RE: Brand Detroit Initiative by Brand Camp University was selected as a 2015 recipient of the Knight Foundation’s City Challenge.

“We are so honored to be a winner and have the opportunity to work and have a lasting impact on Detroit,” says Hajj Flemings, CEO of Brand Camp University. “We’ve seen great success with our Brand Camp Summit, working with corporations, small businesses and non-profits and look forward to expanding to Detroit neighborhoods.”

The RE: Brand Detroit Initiative is one of 32 civic innovators who will share $5 million in civic projects.

To read the full article go to DBusiness: http://bit.ly/23IYnrf

September 27, 2015 - No Comments!

8 INNOVATIVE URBAN SOLUTIONS FROM KNIGHT CITIES CHALLENGE – FORBES MAGAZINE

Every year, Knight Foundation awards creative solutions for urban challenges.  The ideas come from architects, city planners, and everyday folks. A mix of winners receive funding to get their ideas off the ground.  Today, the Foundation announced 32 more winners, amounting to $5 million in grants.

All the winning projects focus on one or more of three drivers of city success, according to Knight:

  1. Talent: Ideas that help cities attract and keep the best and brightest.
  2. Opportunity: Ideas that create economic prospects and break down divides.
  3. Engagement: Ideas that spur connection and civic involvement.

To read the full article go to Forbes: http://onforb.es/1PzY9Nd