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WHAT IS CREATIVE PLACEMAKING?

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A PLACE OF MY OWN, A PLACE OF OUR OWN
This policy paper looks at creative placemaking, which is generally described as arts-based community development, in a transatlantic context. While creative placemaking has more purposefully emerged in American circles of government, philanthropy, and community development, European institutions have a long-standing history of investing in the arts as a core driver of healthy societies. This paper frames critical issues facing our society today, ones that have a strong relationship with culture, and then unpacks how cultural policy has evolved in both the United States and Europe. To situate this conversation, the paper looks at a series of case studies in the neighborhoods of Moabit, Berlin and Molenbeek, Brussels, two examples with acute challenges and inspiring arts-based community development. Finally, the paper makes a series of high-level policy recommendations that could benefit from a shared, global conversation around the future of creative placemaking.



ANGELA GLOVER BLACKWELL- NPC18 CLOSING KEYNOT
Angela Glover Blackwell delivers the closing keynote address during the 2018 National Planning Conference in New Orleans. In her talk, Blackwell encourages planners to seek "curb-cut solutions," which benefit everyone by helping the most vulnerable individuals. Blackwell is the founder and CEO of PolicyLink, a national research and action institute committed to those goals. Under Blackwell's leadership, PolicyLink has gained national prominence in the movement to use public policy to improve access and opportunity for all low-income people and communities of color, particularly in the areas of health, housing, transportation, and infrastructure. Blackwell also coauthored "Uncommon Common Ground: Race and America's Future" and is considered an authority on race and equality issues in America.



ANIMATING DEMOCRACY IMPACT WEBSITE
An online storehouse of resources that offers a A Place to Start in evaluating arts and community change; stories and examples that describe how real arts projects have been evaluated and annotated evaluation resources, tools, and frameworks in Evaluation in Action; and more.



ART MAKING CHANGE
Cultural placekeeping guide for arts agencies, arts and culture organizations, and artists— Produced by CERF+ In collaboration with South Arts.



ASPHALT ART GUIDE
The Bloomberg Associates Asphalt Art Guide features successful plaza and roadway art activations around the world, as well as key steps and tips for developing such projects. By sharing lessons learned from Asheville to Athens, Bogota to Boston, we hope to help city agencies, community organizations and artists be most efficient in championing projects that deliver safer, more beautiful streetscapes.



ASU'S STUDIO FOR CREATIVITY, PLACE, AND EQUITABLE COMMUNITIES
ASU's definition of Creative Placemaking is the strategic integration of arts, culture and community engaged design into comprehensive community planning and development. As a higher education institution, ASU’s role in this work is to: Help build and fill the pipeline of artists and people from other fields who can integrate arts, culture and community engaged design into strategies to expand opportunity. Help build the field of creative placemaking and support current practices. Collaborate toward the sustained integration of arts, culture and community engaged design in comprehensive community development, particularly in the Phoenix region.