Strong sense of place is a key factor in attracting young professionals to a community. These young people in turn are crucial for the knowledge-based industries that foster economic growth. Placemaking reduces crime and builds safer cities.
A Knight Creative Communities Institute (KCCI) project to make school crosswalks brighter and safer moved to North Tallahassee's DeSoto Trail Elementary School on Saturday. The eye-catching colors and patterns are meant to grab motorists' attention.
Students from DeSoto Trail Elementary school joined community members, professional artists Cosby Hayes and Sarah Painter, Knight Creative Communities Institute volunteers, and community partners to bring Crosswalks to Classrooms to two crosswalks.