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Creative Placemaking

More than ever before, economic development is about cultivating creative, authentic communities that attract, retain, and foster talent. A recent Gallup Organization survey of more than 40,000 people found that three main qualities attach people to place: social offerings, openness, and a community’s aesthetics. Effective creative placemaking—from physical development and space use to on-the-street programming—takes each of these factors into account. Placemaking today is not just about raising a single development or building, but is about creating large-scale physical and cultural improvements across entire neighborhoods and communities. This course will provide an overview of the latest best practices and approaches in creative placemaking, including neighborhood revitalization, public and green space use, and street-level programming.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • An understanding of the importance of quality of place on local economic development and knowledge of what factors drive happiness within communities
  • Knowledge of how communities and developers are taking a “full-scale” neighborhood and community approach to placemaking
  • Familiarity with the partnerships, programming, and approaches that are needed for placemaking in the creative age
  • Best practices, examples, and case studies in placemaking, including public and private sector-led initiatives
  • The ability to develop a creative placemaking approach that can be presented to community and business leaders
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.


    • Section

    • Semester

      Spring 2018
    • Date

      Apr 3 - May 1
    • Day

    • Time

      • Online
    • Format

      • Online
    • Sessions

    • Location

      Instructor Led
    Tuition $425