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Game Changers: Creative Community Planning

Tuesday, October 20, 2:00pm – 4:30pm

Gold Room

Organized and moderated by F. Javier Torres, Director of National Grantmaking, ArtPlace America.

Presented by Catherine Gudis, Director of Public History Program, University of California, Riverside; Ingrid Haftel, Program Manager, The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP); and Michael Rohd, Founding Artistic Director, Sojourn Theatre, Center for Performance and Civic Practice.

What do a theater maker, a history professor, a community designer, and a nightclub manager-turned-grantmaker have in common? They are all passionate about planning and recognize the power of the arts to enhance civic participation and people’s connection to the place they live, work, or play. An arts-based game, in particular, can be a useful tool to bring citizens, stakeholders, and constituents together in conversation with experts and policy makers in any stage of an urban or rural planning project. Join a lively, interactive demonstration of three games designed to spark creative community planning and public engagement, followed by a discussion with the artists, designers, and planners who have facilitated these games in communities across the country.

This session will take place in the Gold Room of the Millennium Biltmore Hotel.