New Research: Creative Placemaking and Community Safety

The Urban Institute, with funding from ArtPlace America, recently released Creative Placemaking and Community Safety: Synthesizing Cross-Cutting Themes, a synthesis of findings from four cases where stakeholders are using creative placemaking to improve community safety. According to Urban Institute:

"Efforts to integrate arts and culture into projects focused on the physical, social, and economic well-being of neighborhoods have increasingly been referred to as creative placemaking. This work, while often incorporating traditional arts-related efforts like murals, music, sculpture, and dance, encompasses creative work more generally, such as promoting entrepreneurism, creatively engaging stakeholders and residents, and using space in novel ways."

Case studies explored in the research include:

  • A Pathway to Connect Communities: A Case Study of the Beerline Trail Extension in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Building beyond Policing: A Case Study of Eden Night Live in Alameda County, California
  • Empowering Young People to Make Their Place: A Case Study of the Marcus Garvey Youth Clubhouse in Brownsville, Brooklyn
  • Art beyond Bars: A Case Study of the People’s Paper Co-op in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  

Read more and access the report here.

Published: October 12, 2018