Creative Placemaking: Integrating Community, Cultural and Economic Development

43 Pages Posted: 2 Aug 2014 Last revised: 1 Feb 2015

Leonardo Vazquez

Ohio State University (OSU) - Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture - City and Regional Planning Section

Date Written: November 1, 2012

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Vazquez, Leonardo, Creative Placemaking: Integrating Community, Cultural and Economic Development (November 1, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2474862 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2474862

Leonardo Vazquez (Contact Author)

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