Creative Placemaking for Community Developers
Creative placemaking is a set of strategies that leverage the arts, culture, creativity, and design to improve communities. It can activate places that are under-utilized, generate interaction and buy-in, increase community pride and connectedness, and spur local economies. When creative placemaking activities are bottom-up and community driven, they can build resident agency.
This report frames eight reasons why to do creative placemaking and strategies for getting started. It also features case studies of how these strategies are being used by three community development organizations that are leading this practice in the field.