San Jose Receives $150K Knight Cities Grant to Fund New City Designer, Avoid RDA Pitfalls

After receiving a $150,000 grant from the Knight Cities Challenge, San Jose has hired a new city designer in Timothy Rood.

Knight Cities Challenge Selects 2 San Jose Grant Proposals

San Pedro Squared, a proposal to liven up a downtown San Jose parking garage with pop-up shops, won a sizable grant from the Knight Cities Challenge. Tim McCormick’s Houslets project—prototyping and deploying tiny, low-cost modular homes—also won seed money.

Tiny Homes Present Big Ideas for Transforming Urban Ecosystems

Houslets, a project offering open-source prototypes of tiny homes, is one of nine San Jose finalists vying for a slice of $5 million in grant money being distributed across the country by the Knight Cities Challenge.