Mayors' Institute on City Design Releases "Creative Placemaking"
A resource for mayors, arts organizations, the philanthropic sector, and others
November 23, 2010WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the U .S. Conference of Mayors, and the American Architectural Foundation have announced the Mayors' Institute on City Design's (MICD) most recent publication, Creative Placemaking by Dr. Ann Markusen of Markusen Economic Research Service, and Anne Gadwa with Metris Arts Consulting.
Creative Placemaking is a resource for mayors, arts organizations, the philanthropic sector, and others interested in understanding strategies for leveraging the arts to help shape and revitalize the physical, social, and economic character of neighborhoods, cities, and towns. In the words of the report, "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."
NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman said, "Dr. Markusen's report lays out the elements, benefits, challenges, and how-tos of using the arts in smart and sustainable community design. Art works across America to help shape communities where residents want to live, work, and play."
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