Placemaking and Cultural Districts Week
We are launching our first Placemaking and Cultural Districts Webinar Week. Join us for three 45 minute webinars and learn ways that communities are using cultural and arts and entertainment districts arts as tools for community revitalization and placemaking. Every webinar starts at 3pm ET.
Wednesday, September 10 - 3pm ET.
This webinar will highlight how cultural districts are used as creative community building and placemaking tools. Tom Borrup will be our guest presenter. Tom is a cultural planner and long time leader in community based arts as director of Intermedia Arts in Minneapolis. He is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Leadership and Change at Antioch University researching the role of social and organizational networks in the planning and management of cultural districts.
Thursday, September 11 - 3pm ET.
This webinar will focus on a new report commissioned by Naturally Occurring Cultural Districts New York (NOCD-NY) Innovative Cultural Uses of Urban Space: A Profile Series. The report is a collection of seven profiles that highlight creative uses of space including adaptive refuse, construction zones and vacant lots, public outdoor space, publically owned facilities, religious spaces, and shared space.
NOCD-NY is a citywide alliance of artists, activists, creative manufacturers, and policy makers committed to revitalizing New York City “from the neighborhood up.”
Our guest speakers will be:
Caron Atlas, co-director of NOCD-NY and director of Arts & Democracy who teaches at Pratt Institute’s Programs for Sustainable Planning and Development;
Tamara Greenfield, co-director of NOCD-NY and director of Fourth Arts Block; and Lynn Stern, who wrote the report's executive summary.
Friday, September 12 - 3pm ET.
This webinar will explore the Cultural Trail in Indianapolis. The Indianapolis Cultural Trail is an 8-mile world class urban bike and pedestrian path in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana that connects neighborhoods, cultural districts and entertainment amenities while serving as the downtown hub for central Indiana’s vast greenway system. The webinar will focus on ways that public art is being used as the “glue that binds” these cultural districts and neighborhoods into one trail.