The term ‘creative placemaking’ was coined only six years ago, but it has been happening in various forms in the US since at least the late 19th century. This webinar will explore the earliest work in creative placemaking in America. Participants will learn about the pioneering work of Charles Mulford Robinson, Edgar Lee Hewett and others, and discover how placemaking through arts and culture has evolved over more than a century.
Date: Tuesday, December 4th from 2 – 3 p.m.
Location: West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority, located at 300 Clematis Street Suite 200, West Palm Beach
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Leonardo Vazquez, AICP/PP, Executive Director, The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking
Leonardo Vazquez is a national award-winning planner who is a leader in two emerging fields in urban planning: creative placemaking and cultural competency. He has two decades of experience in community development, community engagement, small group facilitation, local economic development, leadership development and strategic communications. He has worked with a wide variety of communities in New Jersey, California, Connecticut, Louisiana, New York and Pennsylvania. With a strong focus on implementation and sustainability, he specializes in building leadership teams to oversee plans and raising funds to support planning and implementation efforts. He is the Executive Director of the National Consortium for Creative Placemaking, in Union, NJ; and a Senior Associate at Nishuane Group in Montclair, NJ. He is the author of Leading from the Middle: Strategic Thinking for Urban Planning and Community Development Professionals and co-editor of Dialogos: Placemaking in Latino Communities. He has written for several professional and general interest publications, including Landscape Architecture, NJ Spotlight, Planetizen, Planning, Progressive Planning and The Star-Ledger. He is the recipient of the 2012 American Planning Association National Leadership Award for Advancing Diversity and Social Justice in Honor of Paul Davidoff. It is the highest award given in the urban planning field on issues of social equity. He received a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University and a Master of Planning and Master of Public Administration, both from the University of Southern California.
For more information, contact: Leonardo Vazquez, firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-763-6352 x1
Strategic Conversations in Creative Placemaking are made possible in part by generous support from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and New Jersey State Council on the Arts