Creative Place Making: Turning Urban Open Space into a Cultural Asset

November 2015

By: Urban Land Institute

Creative Placemaking

This blog post summarizes key points from a panel conversation focused on urban open spaces and creative placemaking. Engaging community residents and understanding local identity are key points to consider when creating an open space for the community. It provides examples of communities with redeveloped public spaces that now serve as cultural spaces, such as a botanical garden/urban park project, a deck park, and an arts and entertainment district.