The Musicant Group is excited to announce that it has been awarded a Knight Cities Challenge Grant in partnership with the Friendly Streets Initiative!
This coming summer, we will create a platform of knowledge, action, and mutual support that will catalyze the transformation of large swaths of our cities into places full of community, connection, and opportunity.
We will do this by creating a data-driven placemaking toolkit to guide everyday citizens on the value of and process of transforming the most ubiquitous and underutilized space in our country: the American front lawn.
Front Yard Placemaking Toolkit: a platform for large-scale change will provide a step-by-step placemaking process that will enable citizens, first within St. Paul, then beyond, to turn their empty expanses of grass into places that they and their neighbors want to be.
The Front Yard Placemaking Toolkit will inspire and guide residents of all income levels and cultural backgrounds to turn their lawns into places where:
Our Data-driven Process
The toolkit will be developed, implemented, and disseminated in four phases in order to maximize its impact.
We’ll then incorporate what we learned via the pilot project, and corresponding data, into a final Front Yard Placemaking Toolkit that would be released to the public free of charge in the Spring of 2017.
Sign up to be the first to test our front lawn placemaking toolkit!
Transform your lawn into a center of community, connection, and invitation this summer! Help us test and refine our Front Lawn Placemaking Toolkit by signing up to receive a copy here.
Participation is not limited to any particular geography or type of dwelling unit. Renters and those in larger buildings are welcome and encouraged to participate.
To learn more about the Front Yard Placemaking Toolkit, details of the project, and featured press, go here.
The Musicant Group Team