Community Development Investment Review

December 2014

Creative Placemaking in Community Planning and Development: An Introduction to ArtPlace America


In examining the projects in which ArtPlace America has invested, we found four ways that creative placemaking has regularly functioned in communities—ways that are both of interest to those involved in community planning and development, and those that are grounded in existing research. Communities consistently employ creative placemaking interventions to strengthen economic development, encourage civic engagement, build resiliency, and/or contribute to quality of life.

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