Affirming the Power of the Commons
Transforming our shared civic assets to foster engagement, equity, environmental sustainability and economic development in our cities.

By revitalizing and connecting public places such as parks, plazas, trails and libraries—and transforming what we expect from them and how we manage them—Reimagining the Civic Commons aims to demonstrate how strategic investments in our civic assets can connect people of all backgrounds, cultivate trust and counter the trends of social and economic fragmentation in cities and neighborhoods.

the initiative

The Demonstration Cities

As we invest in connected sets of public places around the country, we are demonstrating—with data—the outcomes of a reimagined civic commons. This data-driven approach offers a new method for determining the multifaceted value of reinvesting in civic assets.

our impact

Stories From the Field
Read about our ongoing work to reimagine the civic commons in cities across the country.
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