What is the City Experience Program?

Visiting businesses along the Livernois commercial corridor like Detroit Fiber Works.

Visiting businesses along the Livernois commercial corridor like Detroit Fiber Works.

 

Our City Experience Program helps cities craft interactive experiences that connect locals and newcomers to the people, places and projects that make each city unique.

We help cities tell their story. Not necessarily to tourists but to their own residents, to elected officials, to their children, to funders...to anyone that wants and needs to truly understand what makes each city unique.

The goal of this program is to help residents tell the story of how their community  got to where it is today, what’s happening now and most importantly what they want it to be in the future. This includes learning about city history, current community offerings and opportunities for civic engagement,  all of which help people feel more attached to their community which is especially necessary in cities where attraction and retention can be a challenge.

City Institute helped inspire the Akron team to not only think differently about the way we tell our “Akron” story within each of our organizations, but the experience led us to think about how we can collectively work to tell those stories in a more impactful and experiential way.”
— Kelli Fetter, Downtown Akron Partnership
Hearing the story of MACC Development, a community development corporation committed the holistic revitalization of Detroit’s 48214 community, block by block, neighbor by neighbor.

Hearing the story of MACC Development, a community development corporation committed the holistic revitalization of Detroit’s 48214 community, block by block, neighbor by neighbor.

Possible ThEMeS for EXPERIENCES include:

  • Neighborhood Small Business Tours

  • Attraction and Retention

  • Innovation & Inspiration

  • Art & Design

  • Food & Drink

 
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We look forward to helping with your experience! Please tell us some information about your group and we will follow up shortly.

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