“We live in a democracy that depends on voters, and voting depends on engagement. The future of the city is crowdsourced.”

“At Knight we are exploring how places can be designed to encourage more robust engagement. The places we inhabit every day can be a far more powerful way to stimulate engagement than any process or any app.”

Place is an accelerator for key ingredients to the success of cities: talent, opportunity, and engagement. Carol Coletta works with the Knight Foundation and its partners to jumpstart these key ingredients.

This presentation is also available with closed captioning at iTunes U.

The 2015 Placemaking Conference was held on March 23, 2015 at the University of Oklahoma.