The Aspen Institute - Executive Leadership Seminars
The Aspen Institute is a nonpartisan forum for values-based leadership and the exchange of ideas. As such, the Executive Leadership Seminars bring changemakers together to develop the self-knowledge and habits of mind necessary to face the most difficult leadership decisions in our complex and changing world.

Center for Performance and Civic Practice
Center for Performance and Civic Practice is a national team of artists who advise, consult and collaborate across the US on projects often framed as Creative Placemaking/Arts and Community Development. Join CPCP in Chicago, IL this June for our annual three-day summer institute. 

Looking Glass Creative
Looking Glass Creative is a full-service event planning agency specializing in meetings and conferences, globally.  Ranging from corporate groups to non-profit and association, Looking Glass Creative helps each client execute the organization’s vision into a cohesive and productive experience.

The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking
NCCP believes creative placemaking can make sustainable, prosperous, equitable, inclusive, and resilient places. We build connections, capacity, and community in the field. We bring people from all walks of life together through webinars, summits, and trainings. We strive to influence the levers of power in communities.


Forecast fosters dynamic, inclusive and resilient communities through public art, community-engaged design and transformative placemaking. For 40 years, we have improved the collective life of communities through a unique combination of responsive consulting services, rare one-to-one support for public artists, and abundant resources, including Public Art Review, the world’s leading public art magazine.

Founded in 1999, Grist is a beacon in the smog — an independent, irreverent news outlet and network of innovators working toward a planet that doesn’t burn and a future that doesn’t suck.

The original independent, non-academic publication covering the worlds of community development, affordable housing, and neighborhood stabilization. Our Arts, Culture, and Community Development Desk uses that framework to discuss how residents, community development organizations, and governments (big and small) are, can, and should be incorporating arts, culture, and creative placemaking as tools to create and support healthy communities.



Fallon Brewster
Noel Didla
daniel johnson
Tim Lampkin
Janet Scott
Carlton Turner
Nia Umoja


Irvans Augustin
Rebecca Chan
Jenn Erickson

Meg Shoemaker Little
Anne Gadwa Nicodemus
Danya Sherman
Michaela Shirley
David Stocks
Margy Waller
Jun-Li Wang
Leslie Kimiko Ward
Thomas Young