Community Development: The Power and Potential of Creative Placemaking Part 1
What is “Creative Placemaking” and what is its role in shaping neighborhoods, towns, and cities? Following a conference of artists, community development experts, and policymakers convened by the Wilson Center’s Urban Sustainability Laboratory, together with the National Endowment for the Arts, the Kresge Foundation, ArtPlace America, and Partners for Livable Communities, we spoke with some of the conference participants and asked them to help us answer the question. Part 1 provides an overview of Creative Placemaking and the possibilities it represents. In Part 2 we hear from a performer and offer his project, “Cops and Robbers” as a case study of Creative Placemaking in practice.
Guests – Part 1 (in order of appearance)
Laura Zabel, Executive Director, Springboard for the Arts
Carlton Turner, Executive Director, Alternate ROOTS
Jason Schupbach, former Director of Design and Creative Placemaking Programs, National Endowment for the Arts
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Since 1991, the Urban Sustainability Laboratory has advanced solutions to urban challenges—such as poverty, exclusion, insecurity, and environmental degradation—by promoting evidence-based research to support sustainable, equitable and peaceful cities. Read more