Saturday, December 27, 2014

NCCP offers several ways to learn creative placemaking

By Leonardo Vazquez

The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking is a leading source of learning about the growing field of creative placemaking.  Partnering with The Ohio State University and other organizations, we offer several ways to help you build your knowledge and skills.

Internationally-known public art guru Jane Golden speaks
at 2014 Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit
Online programs 

If you would like to learn a little about creative placemaking, or explore its connections to equity and sustainability, try any of our upcoming webinars:

  • Creative placemaking: integrating community, cultural and economic development, Tuesday, February 10, 2 pm to 3:30 pm (all times eastern)
  • Creative placemaking and human needs placemaking, Tuesday, March 10, 2 pm to 3:30 pm
  • History of creative placemaking in the United States, Wednesday, April 7, 2 pm to 3:30 pm
  • Cultural districts and cultural institutions: suns or black holes, Tuesday, May 5, 2 pm to 3:30 pm
  • Community coaching: a new way to speak truth to power, Tuesday, June 9, 2 pm to 3:30 pm
  • How creative placemaking can help build more resilient communities, Tuesday, July 9, 2 pm to 3:30 pm
Each webinar is $40.  We will request 9 AICP Certification Maintenance credits for all the sessions, including 1.5 ethics credits.  Learn more or register for the webinars. 

Graduates of the Certification in Creative Placemaking program are among the smartest and most well-prepared creative placemakers in their area.  This is the program for those who want to build a career in this growing field.

Through this challenging and unique program, participants learn about many aspects of creative placemaking --

  • Community development
  • Economic development
  • Quantitative and qualitative analysis
  • Team and community building
  • Site planning
  • Cultural tourism
  • Entrepreneurial leadership
Students -- who are professionals and graduate students at all levels and come from around the world -- learn in several ways:  reading scholarly work and studies, engaging in thoughtful conversations with instructors and classmates, participating in monthly leadership development sessions, and working on a project in a community of their choice.

The program runs from August 2015 to June 2016. Tuition is $3,500, and we are submitting the program for 18 AICP Certification Maintenance credits.  


NCCP conducts a variety of presentations on creative placemaking throughout the year.  Our next presentations will be:

Training sessions and other events
NCCP is planning a number of training sessions and events on creative placemaking in 2015.  To get updates on these:

Webinars and the Certification in Creative Placemaking are produced in partnership with the City and Regional Planning section of The Ohio State University's Knowlton School of Architecture. Webinars, as well as training sessions and other events in New Jersey, are made possible in part by the generous support of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Registration open for Certification in Creative Placemaking Program; Learn more at an information session

By Leonardo Vazquez

Creative placemaking is a fast-growing field in the arts, community and economic development, and urban planning and policy.  NCCP and Ohio State University offer one of the most distinct, comprehensive and challenging continuing education programs in this field.

The Certification in Creative Placemaking offers you much more than training. Our 10-month program helps you build a deep knowledge set for creative placemaking, develop your leadership and strategic communication skills, and share ideas with other smart professionals and students.  You will learn from top creative placemaking professionals in the United States.

This program is convenient -- entirely online and no required meetings. (Though you'll probably want to join your classmates in videoconferences and get-togethers.)  Graduate students can get three credits and, for AICP members, we will be requesting 18-28 CM credits.

The program has attracted artists, arts administrators, urban planners, government professionals, policy professionals and others from throughout the United States, Colombia, Egypt, New Zealand and The Philippines.

Want to learn more?  Please visit the program website, and sign up for a free information session:

NCCP unveils new website

By Leonardo Vazquez

The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking has a new website.  This is one of the major steps to help us promote quality creative placemaking and to build a community of creative placemakers.  You can also learn about the various ways NCCP serves the creative placemaking field and communities that want to engage in creative placemaking.

This is the first major round of improvements to the website.  Please stay tuned for more updates.

Please visit the new website.

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