Planning

Creative Placemaking for Community Developers

CREATIVE PLACEMAKING FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPERS
This report frames eight reasons to do creative placemaking and strategies for getting started. It also features case studies of how these strategies are being used by three community development organizations that are leading this practice in the field.

National Opera Center of America Introduction to Civic Practice

NATIONAL OPERA CENTER OF AMERICA'S INTRODUCTION TO CIVIC PRACTICE
Without shared spaces to bridge divides, develop empathy and be pushed beyond the comfort zones of personalized news feeds, democracy will break down. The National Opera Center America lays out it's civic practice responsibilities.

Rural Placemaking: Making the Most of Creativity in your Community

RURAL PLACEMAKING: MAKING THE MOST OF CREATIVITY IN YOUR COMMUNITY (A RURAL VOICES ISSUE)
This issue of Rural Voices examines Creative Placemaking as it is practiced in rural communities. The term “creative placemaking” is only about a decade old, but rural community organizations have long taken on community-building endeavors that have included the arts. Creative placemaking offers the explicit recognition that arts and artists, when fully engaged with local stakeholders, are often a gel or a catalyst toward sustained community betterment and economic growth.

NACo Creative Placemaking Toolkit for Counties

NACO CREATIVE PLACEMAKING TOOLKIT FOR COUNTIES
NACo, in partnership with Americans for the Arts and with support from the NEA has launched the Creative Counties Placemaking Initiative to support counties as they work to identify and strengthen ways to integrate arts into solutions to local challenges.

Voices from the Field

VOICES FROM THE FIELD
A collection of videos of advice, guidance, and tips gathered from our creative placemaking colleagues!

Creative Placemaking White Paper

CREATIVE PLACEMAKING WHITE PAPER
This was the first white paper by Anne Markusen and Anne Gadwa to say that 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.