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Watch last week’s creative placemaking online discussion

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As part of the kickoff for T4America’s brand new online interactive guide to creative placemaking in transportation, we hosted an online conversation on the topic last week. If you missed the webinar, you can catch up here.

Creative placemaking harnesses the power of arts and culture to allow for more genuine public engagement — particularly in low-income neighborhoods, communities of color and among immigrant populations — in the development of transportation projects.

T4America’s new online interactive guide, The Scenic Route: Getting Started with Creative Placemaking in Transportation, introduces the concept to transportation planners, public works agencies and local elected officials who are on the front lines of advancing transportation projects.

Watch last week’s archived webinar

Participants heard from James Corless, Director, Transportation for America; Erika Young, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Transportation for America; Duncan Hwang, Development & Communications Director, Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO); Luann Algoso, Community Engagement Manager, APANO; Laura Zabel, Executive Director, Springboard for the Arts; and Jun-Li Wang, Artist Community Organizer, Springboard for the Arts.

In the webinar, APANO shares some of the creative placemaking strategies employed to combat the pressure of displacement anticipated by a forthcoming high-capacity transit project in the Jade District of Portland, OR. Continuing the conversation, Springboard for the Arts discusses its grassroots efforts to advance the community’s vision for the Twin Cities’ Green Line light rail.

Watch the webinar, browse the guide, share it with others, and let us know what you think!

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2 Comments

  1. frank

    2 years ago

    there is a big difference between a better transportation for the poor and making something pretty, expecting people to accept what they have, just because they can decorate them
    this area is spread out, with very little within walking distance–right turn on red makes it even more dangerous to walk–crossing major streets?
    bus service in the hands of politicians not wanting to spend money on poor people who don’t have enough money to make them politically important to them?–except on election day
    you think that the TIDE will make a difference?—when?–in another hundred years–the trolleys didn’t work years ago
    these are not subways like New York–they are on the ground, rail lines that only go where you put the rails, costing billions–taking space, creating their own problems
    above the ground lines, out of the way–quicker
    time spent in transportation is time wasted away from your families, away from your jobs, if you have one
    yes–I push better butter bus service–what we have leaves too much to be desired
    & IT’S A POLITICAL PROBLEM,, not the bus companies–they can only do what politicians allow them to.

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