In the last decade, philanthropic and government entities have invested millions of dollars into creative placemaking endeavors. Within this broad, growing field exists a subset of creative placemaking efforts: those taking place on vacant, abandoned, and underused properties. Earlier this year, Community Progress, in partnership with Metris Arts Consulting, released a national survey to explore the unique challenges–and also perhaps unique potential for major positive impact–of creative placemaking efforts taking place on vacant, abandoned, and underused properties in communities across the country. The cumulative results of that survey are featured in the recently released report Trends in Creative Placemaking on Problem Properties (2019). Hear about the trends, case studies, and survey responses from practitioners, residents, government officials, nonprofit leaders and many others involved in creative placemaking efforts. We will also offer insight into how communities across the country are using creative placemaking to address problem properties and advance community-centered revitalization and the challenges that sometimes stymy these efforts.
Event Type: Virtual
Topic(s): Creative Placemaking, Vacant Land Stewardship
When: November 21, 2019
Time: 12 PM ET
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