Creative Placemaking: Integrating Community, Cultural and Economic Development
43 Pages Posted: 2 Aug 2014 Last revised: 1 Feb 2015
Date Written: November 1, 2012
This concept paper builds on the pioneering work of Markusen and Gadwa in creative placemaking by providing a framework for evaluating work in this field. We propose that there are five orientations that should drive the work of creative placemakers: enhancing social equity and other measures of quality of life, increasing economic opportunity, building a healthier climate for individual creativity and collective expression, building on existing assets and developing strategies that strengthen and promote the distinct qualities of the place. This paper provides a framework for engaging arts and culture in community and economic development in ways that minimize the negative effects of gentrification and cultural change in communities.
Keywords: Creative placemaking, community development, economic development, arts, cultural competency, human needs placemaking
JEL Classification: L82
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