Creative Placemaking • Feb. 7, 2013

Creative Placemaking • 2013 Robert A. Christie Lecture

About the Lecture

In creative placemaking, partners from public, private, non-profit, and community sectors strategically shape the physical and social character of a neighborhood, town, city, or region around arts and cultural activities. Creative placemaking animates public and private spaces, rejuvenates structures and streetscapes, improves local business viability and public safety, and brings diverse people together to celebrate, inspire, and be inspired.

In turn, these creative locales foster entrepreneurs and cultural industries that generate new jobs and income, spin off new products and services, and attract and retain unrelated businesses and skilled workers. Together, creative placemaking’s livability and economic development outcomes have the potential to radically change the future of American towns and cities.

Join Dr. Ann Markusen, Principal, Markusen Economic Research Services as she presents “Creative Placemaking,” a discussion of arts and cultural organizations, cultural industries, and creative placemaking and an exploration of the intersection between culture and urban/regional development.