Long Beach, CA - Earlier this year, two projects from Long Beach were among the winners of the $5 million Knight Cities Challenge, rising to the top of more than 4,500 applicants from across the country. The Challenge is a contest that asks entrants a simple question: what’s your best idea to make cities succeed?
Long Beach’s winners last round included Place make the Vote by City Fabrick, which received $153,600 in funding from Knight to create temporary pop-up social spaces at voting polls in historically low voter turnout areas. The pop-ups encourage Long Beach residents to vote and provide venues to celebrate democracy afterwards. Another big winner in Long Beach was The Outdoor Office by the city of Long Beach, which Knight supported with $300,000. The project aims to encourage residents to take work to a public park by transforming it into a space that encourages creativity, collaboration, and productivity.
Starting October 10th, applicants in Long Beach can join individuals and organizations in 25 other American communities for another chance to win a portion of the $5 million prize by providing the best, most innovative ideas on how to make cities more vibrant places to work and live.
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