Knight Program in Community Building

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This is the archive site for the Knight Program in Community Building which is a forum for examining the state-of-the-art in community building. The program's mission was to advance the knowledge and practice of effective community building through an innovative series of interdisciplinary initiatives including fellowships, scholarships, conferences, charrettes, and publications.  Today’s communities face a host of urgent problems ranging from growth issues to quality-of-life concerns. The Knight Program fostered an interdisciplinary approach to these complex problems in the belief that the cooperation of diverse professions is essential for creating and maintaining livable communities. The fellowship, which was the heart of the Knight Program, each year brings together twelve distinguished mid-career professionals from a multitude of fields. The Knight Program was based at the University of Miami School of Architecture and funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, which promotes excellence in journalism worldwide and invests in the vitality of twenty-six U.S. communities. Thank you for visiting the Knight Program website. Here you can find information on our past fellows and scholars, our events, and our publications.