DETROIT (AP) — The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation says 33 projects across the U.S. will share $5 million as winners of the Knight Cities Challenge.
Winners announced Monday include Gary, Indiana. The city will get $163,333 for its City Church Ruins Garden project, which will transformi a historic, abandoned church into a ruins garden and event space.
The winning projects seek to help attract and keep residents, expand economic opportunities and create a culture of civic engagement.
Other communities include Aberdeen, South Dakota; Biloxi, Mississippi; Bradenton, Florida; Columbia, South Carolina; Charlotte, North Carolina; Detroit, Michigan; Duluth, Minnesota; Grand Forks, North Dakota; Lexington, Kentucky; Macon, Georgia; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; San Jose, California; and Wichita, Kansas.