Growing Value through Creative Placemaking

A view of Monroe Street Market from the Metro station in Washington, DC (Credit: The Bozzuto Group)

A view of Monroe Street Market from the Brookland Metro station in Washington, DC (Credit: The Bozzuto Group)

Creative placemaking, led by arts and cultural considerations, helps shape not only the physical character of a place, but also its social character. Creative placemaking, done well, can deliver high value to its stakeholders, including the community, developers, and public and private partners, as evident in three very different real estate developments: a transit-oriented, mixed-use development project in Washington, D.C.; the redevelopment of a blighted building in San Francisco; and a neighborhood revitalization effort in Macon, Georgia.

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