Tag Archives: Vibrant Communities

Healthy Places for Healthy People

Healthy Places for Healthy People engages with community leaders and health care partners to create walkable, healthy, economically vibrant downtowns and neighborhoods that can improve health, protect the environment, and support economic growth. Communities are invited to apply for a new round of planning assistance from Healthy Places for Healthy People. The application deadline October 25. Learn more and apply... Read more

Arts, Culture and Transportation: A Creative Placemaking Field Scan

Arts, Culture and Transportation: A Creative Placemaking Field Scan is a national examination of creative placemaking in the transportation planning process. Released in partnership with ArtPlace America, this new resource identifies ways that transportation professionals can integrate artists to deliver transportation projects more smoothly, improve safety, and build community support. Learn more... Read more

Chicago Community Replies to Gentrification With Inclusive Arts Space

Chicago’s Nancy Maldonado/Paseo Boricua Arts Center will replace four derelict buildings — including the former site of the long-vacant Ashland Sausage Company — and provide housing for about 30 artists. One- and two-bedroom apartments will double as studios where they can work and showcase their pieces. A 100-seat theater and gallery will be on the ground level. Read more... Read more

Wichita Art Project Brings Fresh Look at the River

Ty ​Tabing’s, a citizen of Wichita, solution is “ArkArt,” a series of artist installations on the river that he hopes will draw curious visitors and inspire conversation about new ways the city might use the waterway and riverfront. Read more... Read more

Apply now for the Creative Counties Placemaking Challenge!

​National Association of Counties (NACo), in partnership with Americans for the Arts, has launched the Creative Counties Placemaking Challenge to train local leaders from rural and mid-sized counties on how to advance arts-based economic and community development. Teams that submit winning applications will attend an in-person, 2 ½-day training and peer exchange workshop on March 28 – 30, 2018 in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. First deadline to apply is October 13. Learn more and apply... Read more

Policies to Prepare for an Automated Future

​In this webinar, speakers will discuss policy issues and tools that can guide the evolution of automated vehicles in a way that supports vibrant, multimodal communities. Hear perspectives from the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), academics from UC-Davis’s National Center for Sustainable Transportation, practitioners from Sam Schwartz Engineering, and those leading the Portland, OR Smart Autonomous Vehicles Initiative (SAVI). Register here... Read more

Parklets Transform Southside Chicago Street

​ Temporary parklets and outdoor cafes have recently boosted sales and street life on three blocks of a working-class African American community on the Southside of Chicago. The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) and Farr Associates, in partnership with the city and the Greater Chatham Initiative (GCI), organized the parklets, cafes and activities. Read more... Read more

Research: Art Works

The National Endowment for the Arts’ Office of Research & Analysis makes awards to support research that investigates the value and/or impact of the arts, either as individual components of the U.S. arts ecology or as they interact with each other and/or with other domains of American life. ​The first step of applications are due October 10. Learn more and apply... Read more

Rural Placemaking: Making the Most of Creativity in your Community

​Rural Voices examines Creative Placemaking as it is practiced in rural communities. Creative placemaking offers the explicit recognition that arts and artists, when fully engaged with local stakeholders, are often a gel or a catalyst toward sustained community betterment and economic growth. Learn more... Read more
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