Category Archives: creative placemaking

Do-op

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swing park

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ICAN 2 LABS

Housed within an insulated shipping container, ICAN 2 LABS is a pilot program to promote racial equity by offering state-of-the-art technologies and learning opportunities to underserved youth of Harambee and Riverwest in a digital lab offering free wireless internet access and tablets. It is a learning environment designed to supplement youth educational resources after school...

Creative Placemaking

What is Creative Placemaking?

Core aspects of Creative Placemaking include:

  • artists and the arts pivotal in the process
  • public-private relationship building
  • investment in a broad city geography
  • community engagement and development

Our definition of “artist” includes:

  • Producers
  • Processors
  • Dwellers
  • Citizens

In creative placemaking, partners from public, private, nonprofit and community sectors strategically shape the physical and social character of a neighborhood, town, tribe, city, or region around arts and cultural activities. Creative placemaking accentuates 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.