Places to Gather: How a Community Foundation is Growing Public Spaces

Inside Philanthropy points to Reimagining the Civic Commons’ metrics as a key resource for strategic investments in parks, libraries, community centers and trails:

“As local funders like the Rhode Island Foundation move forward with new investments in public spaces, they can benefit from research and dialogue now underway that aims to better understand this area. Because many of the benefits of public shared spaces are intangible, several cities and major funders are currently teaming up to back a research project to translate public-space experiences into crunchable, meaningful data.”