Creative Placemaking (4.7Mb)
Creative Placemaking features sections on the:
- Challenges for creative placemaking such as clearing regulatory hurdles and developing evaluation metrics.
- Components of successful projects including mobilizing public will and designing around distinctiveness.
- Recommendations for integrating creative placemaking into public policies.
The report concludes with fourteen case studies from different communities across the country. Those case studies are:
- Art—A Rural Community’s Newest Crop: Arnaudville, Louisiana
- After Autos … Artists: Artspace Buffalo Lofts: Buffalo, New York
- After School Matters in Chicago, Illinois
- Community Developers Partner with Theaters: Cleveland, Ohio’s Gordon Square Arts District
- Art as Healing: Fond du Lac Reservation, Minnesota
- Art Shores Up the Walk of Fame: Remaking Los Angeles, California’s Hollywood
- Chasing Artists, Not Smokestacks: Paducah, Kentucky Artist Relocation Program
- Transforming Neighborhoods and Lives: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s Mural Arts Program
- Animating Infrastructure: Phoenix, Arizona Public Art Program
- Building Community, Boosting Ridership: TriMet’s Interstate MAX Public Art Program: Portland, Oregon
- Mayors and Artists Spark a Renaissance: Providence, Rhode Island
- Marrying Art to Technology: 01SJ Biennial: San José, California
- Artists, the Third Leg of the Cultural Stool: Creative Entrepreneur Project, San José, California
- Unusual Bedfellows Transform the City of Music: Seattle, Washington
The full text of this report is available here along with other arts and community design resources including:
- Examples of creative placemaking projects through the MICD25 funding program. MICD25 grants were awarded in July 2010 to 22 organizations that used the arts in innovative ways to improve their neighborhoods.
- Research reports such as Live from Your Neighborhood: A National Study of Outdoor Arts Festivals and The Arts and Civic Engagement.
- An archived webcast of a panel on creative placemaking featuring Dr. Markusen and author Richard Florida among others.
- Videos about community design with NEA Design Director Jason Schupach.