Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Webinars help you learn about creative placemaking and support others who want to

By Leonardo Vazquez

You are welcome to join an upcoming creative placemaking webinar for free.  But a small donation of $20 (or whatever is personally meaningful to you) can help support the Certification in Creative Placemaking program.  This will help reduce costs for those who want to excel in this growing field that connects arts, culture and public affairs.

There are six webinars scheduled for 2016:

  • March 8, 2 to 3 pm eastern. The rise of freelance artists: implications for urban planning and design.  Learn more or register.
  • April 12, 2 to 3 pm eastern. Cultural districts and cultural institutions: suns or black holes?  Learn more or register. 

Now it's easier to reserve a seat for the 2016 Certification in Creative Placemaking program

By Leonardo Vazquez

If you're interested in the 2016 Certification in Creative Placemaking program, but need more time to cover the tuition, there's good news.

You can now reserve one of the 20 seats available with a $100 deposit.  And, you will be able to pay tuition in three installments, from August 2016 to February 2017.  Learn more about registering for the program.

Applications to the program will be taken on a first come-first served basis.  We don't require any tests to get into the program; we do expect enthusiasm and a desire to learn this craft at a deeper level.  Anyone with interest or experience in the intersection of arts, culture and public affairs is encouraged to apply.

amira lecturing
2015 program graduate Amira Badran sharing
ideas at the Knowledge Exchange
This unique and convenient program provides one of the richest and most holistic learning experiences in the growing field of creative placemaking.  Over a 10-month period, students build their knowledge and skills in:

  • Community development
  • Local economic development
  • Cost-effective analysis
  • Team building and community engagement
  • Site planning
  • Destination marketing and development
  • Entrepreneurial leadership 
Students also develop a capstone project that shows their mastery of creative placemaking, and are invited to present their ideas at the annual Creative Placemaking Knowledge Exchange in late June. 

We will provide monthly information sessions beginning in February. If you have questions before then, please contact the program's Academic Director, Leonardo Vazquez by email or at 973-763-6352

The Certification in Creative Placemaking program is jointly produced by a partnership between the City and Regional Planning program of The Ohio State University's Austin Knowlton School of Architecture and The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking.