The smart person’s guide to creative placemaking

APA New Jersey Chapter


Friday, March 18, 2016
12:45 p.m. - 4:15 a.m. EDT

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Ok, so you’ve heard about this new thing called ‘creative placemaking.’  But what is it and how is it different?  How do you start?  Who should be involved?  What does it take to succeed?  What does success look like?  Learn from creative placemakers and work on a strategy to begin creative placemaking in your community.


Michael Shannon

Confirmed Speaker

Michael Shannon is founding president of the not-for-profit Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) located in Englewood, NJ. Mr. Shannon holds a degree in Architecture from Princeton University and a Masters in Education from the department of Organization & Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University. His professional background includes corporate management as founding President, Northwood Corporation; Director, Design & Marketing, of Dunbar Furniture Company; and Director of Design, Formica Corporation. His self-employed ... Read More

Danielle DeLaurentis

Confirmed Speaker

Danielle DeLaurentis manages a variety of projects for the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation related to creative placemaking. Among these are ArtsBergen, a multi-community arts council. She is also active in Creative Hackensack and has partnered with The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking in community coaching in Hackensack. Read More

Kadie Dempsey

Confirmed Speaker

Director of Creative Placemaking, Morris Arts, Morristown, NJ. Kadie Dempsey leads community engagement efforts for Morris County’s arts and cultural heritage agency. She is also a graduate of the Rutgers University Master Practitioner Certificate in Creative Placemaking. Kadie is also a photographer. Read More