I am so pleased to welcome you to the first issue of Artscape Creative Placemaking Lab’s newsletter, an easy-to-access monthly repository of resources and recent news. We hope that this newsletter will help us stay in touch with our ever-growing network of colleagues working in creative placemaking.
This week I start teaching the 7th
offering of our Creative Placemaking program at the University of British Columbia’s Centre for Cultural Planning and Development, and am struck once again by the growing, international interest in Creative Placemaking. Students from North America, China, Australia, New Zealand and the United Arab Emirates join this course bringing their diverse practices in the arts and culture, government, community and economic development, planning and urban design to an exploration of the intersection of community, culture, economy and place. In recent months we have also been lucky enough engage in international dialogue and exchange, travelling to China and London with the World Cities Culture Forum and the Global Cultural Districts Network. Most recently our CEO, Tim Jones, returned from the world Economic Forum in Davos fired up by the potential for the arts and culture to transform people and places; this is what inspires us.
I hope that you find this newsletter to be a useful resource. Please share it with your network and stay in touch.
Vice President and Director of the Creative Placemaking Lab
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