Happy new year! As posted today on thisbigcity.net, Jillian Glover shares six projects funded by Kickstarter, "the world's largest funding platform for creative projects." The projects are diverse and include Softwalks in NYC, Cinema Salem here in MA, and the movie Urbanized (now on my list of movies to see in 2013). Kickstarter.net raises funds for creative projects through online pledges - if a project raises its goal of funds before its deadline then it is awarded the funds, if not, then the pledgers don't owe anything. There are many types of creative projects funded through Kickstarter that contribute to downtown revitalization such as public murals, community events, galleries, art shows, outdoor sculptures, public benches, and public gardens.