Inaugural Knight Cities Challenge opens for entries

What’s your best idea to make cities more successful? The first-ever Knight Cities Challenge is calling on innovators in Miami of all types to answer this question.

The national challenge, which seeks new ideas to make Miami and the other 25 communities where Knight invests more vibrant places to live and work, is an initiative of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.  Winners will receive a share of $5 million and become part of a network of civic innovators working to make our cities more vibrant places to live and work. Find guidelines for the challenge and submit applications through Nov. 14 at

“No project is too small — so long as your idea is big,” said Carol Coletta, Knight Foundation vice president for community and national initiatives. “Our hope is to inspire people — even those who have not previously thought of themselves as civic innovators — to get involved in shaping the future of their cities.”

Nancy Dahlberg