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Nurturing Creative Places: A Dive into the Arts and Planning Toolkit

Arts and culture is an essential element of what makes places and communities healthy, connected, and vibrant. It provides opportunities for people from different walks of life to socialize, learn, and play; it provides experiences that helps people engage with elements in the past, present, and future; and it creates unique and exciting opportunities for people to understand and interact with their built and natural environments. How can planners nurture innovation and creativity through planning, programming, and policy? Join us for a demo of the new Arts and Planning Toolkit, an innovative new resource for planners and other government staff who are interested in innovating their civic practices through projects and partnerships that engage arts, culture, and the creative community. Learn about how arts and culture can be an effective component of urban, suburban, and rural community revitalization. Learn about real projects that are infusing creativity into the civic life and physical and social environments of communities and walk away with inspiring, concrete examples of ways you integrate build arts and culture into your planning practice.

Speakers: Jennifer Erickson and Julie Burros