Report Shows Reimagining the Civic Commons Project is Helping Revitalize Akron Neighborhoods

“Between downtown, Park East and Summit Lake, if you look at a map, you can see how the built environment of Akron has separated people. Interstate 77, Route 59 are these Great Walls of China that have cut off neighborhoods from one another and have cut off a lot of that social fabric that used to exist.”

Kyle Kutuchief of Knight Foundation interviewed on WKSU on the work of Akron Civic Commons, which is reknitting communities through reinvesting in existing public spaces in three neighborhoods along the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail – downtown, Park East and Summit Lake – to overcome the infrastructure that divides them.