Is “emotional ownership” the key to community engagement? Some lessons from here and across the pond.

In 2016, Reimagining the Civic Commons launched a $40 million investment into public spaces across five US cities (Akron, Chicago, Detroit, Memphis, and Philadelphia), with the aim to foster greater civic engagement, promote economic development and enhance environmental sustainability. With the 3-year grant period drawing to an end, a selection of reports have revealed that..

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