Arts and Planning Interest Group

Arts & Planning Interest Group

The Arts & Planning Interest Group is a collaborative space for planners and artists who believe that arts and culture is an essential element of what makes places and communities healthy, equitable, connected, and vibrant.

The Interest Group provides a forum for identifying, developing, and refining policy and planning tools that promote the integration of arts and culture into community development and planning. This includes exploration of topics like creative placemaking and placekeeping, cultural planning, public art planning, cultural economic development, and zoning pertaining to arts uses and facilities.

This group is free to join. To sign up, take the new member survey.

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If you would like more information, please contact the organizer:

Miguel Angel Vazquez, AICP
Healthy Communities Planner
Riverside University Health System-Public Health


Annis Sengupta
Metropolitan Area Planning Council
Boston, Massachusetts

Ethan Ellestad
Executive Director, Music and Culture Coalition of New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana

Jennifer Erickson
Metropolitan Area Planning Council
Boston, Massachusetts

Jessica Wallen
APA Arts and Culture Fellow
Brooklyn, New York

Julie Burros
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
Chicago, Illinois

Leonardo Vazquez
Founding Director, The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking
Montclair, New Jersey

Maggie Kraus
APA Leadership Associate
Chicago, Illinois

Patricia Walsh
Public Art and Civic Design Senior Program Manager, Americans for the Arts
Washington, D.C.

Sakina Khan
Deputy Director for Citywide Strategy and Analysis, Washington, D.C. Office of Planning
Washington, D.C.

Sue Mobley
Director of Research, Monument Lab
New Orleans, Louisiana

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