Promoting Equitable Change Through Creative Placemaking and Complete Streets

December 2017

By: Ignacio Bunster-Ossa, Joseph Cosgrove, Nimotalai Azeez, Smart Growth America

Creative Placemaking

This online training highlights how creative placemaking can transform streets into activated community spaces and encourage equitable community building. Speakers discuss processes to support creative placemaking efforts, which include implementing a pilot project, creating a network of community residents, using research to shape actions and encouraging municipalities to pass placemaking permits. The training concludes with an example of a placemaking effort in San Diego, where local artists and leaders created a community gathering space at a busy midblock crossing.