Leveraging the Power of Arts, Culture and Design for Community & Urban Development in America’s Cities
Monday, October 30, 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Organized by Michelle D. Johnson, Program Officer, The Kresge Foundation.
Moderated by Wendy Jackson, Managing Director Detroit Program, The Kresge Foundation. Presented by Matthew Clarke, Director of Creative Placemaking, The Trust for Public Land; Ascala Sisk, Vice President, Community Initiatives, NeighborWorks America; and Nella Young, Senior Program Director, Initiatives, Enterprise Community Partners: National Design Initiatives, Boston.
Over the past several years, The Kresge Foundation has supported a range of national community development–related networks that are embedding arts, culture, and design into their respective programming and operations at various levels across the country. Through a variety of commendable initiatives, these national networks are striving to influence the community development–related systems and practices to create equitable opportunities for low-income people living in cities. Each panelist will discuss their organizational evolution to a focus on creative placemaking and present examples of their work, including highlights of positive changes as well as challenges at the neighborhood, national, and organizational levels.