Three finalists have been chosen as part of the Knight Cities Challenge, a grant supporting knight cities (Duluth included) on projects aiming to attract and retain talent, expand economic opportunity and create and strengthen a culture of civic engagement. Finalists will have until the end of January to submit full applications.
industrial PARK by Design Duluth Collaborative/University of Minnesota Twin Cities (submitted by Brian Olsen): Creating a vibrant and profitable waterfront by improving connections between trails and open spaces along the St. Louis River corridor and to the community of Irving.
Opening the Can of Worms (submitted by Katie Loecken): Developing vibrant public spaces between Duluth’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, and adjacent communities and the riverfront to promote business development, increase activity and better connect a previously isolated area to the rest of the city.
Wheels That Lived to Move (submitted by Sharon Yung): Providing artistic, refurbished road bikes at bus stops to generate either music or heat (in winter) through pedaling.