Attracting People and Possibilities with Public Art and Public Space
Monday, September 26, 2016
10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. CDT
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“It is difficult to design a space that will not attract people; what is remarkable is how often this has been accomplished.” –William H. (Holly) Whyte
Great places, especially those with great public art can provide many direct and indirect benefits to a community. There are benefits that are obvious like cultural tourism, but there are also benefits that are more indirect like building a community’s economic and social capacity, improving a community’s health and assisting with crime prevention.
In this session you will learn how to initiate or expand a public art program in your community. Topics include: Types of public art; Benefits of public art; How to fund public art; How and why to regulate public art; and, How to develop a long-range plan for public art in your community.
Illustrated by numerous photos along with case study discussion, this session will provide attendees with a framework to consider many forms of public art in a variety of contexts.
Susan Atkinson, AICP