Knight Cities podcast: Reimagining Philadelphia’s civic commons, with Shawn McCaney (episode 32)


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Shawn McCaney, program director of creative communities at the William Penn Foundation, has been a leader in reimagining Philadelphia’s civic commons, those places that together encourage us to cross paths with our neighbors, encounter new ideas and make broader connections.

Shawn has been an aggressive advocate for better planning, design and land use practice, for model planning initiatives, and for capital investments that demonstrate quality design. Most recently, the William Penn Foundation and Knight Foundation joined in an $11 million investment in five civic assets – old and new – in Philadelphia neighborhoods.

The Reimagining the Civic Commons initiative will support these model projects—Bartram’s Mile, Centennial Commons, Discovery Center, Lovett Library and Park, and Reading Viaduct Rail Park—as they help people reconnect with their neighborhoods and each other, and help us learn about the value of collaboration in making our cities better.

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