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A leadership initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the United States Conference of Mayors

Center for Community Progress

Creative Placemaking on Vacant Properties

Creative Placemaking on Vacant Properties: Case Studies from Four Cities” makes the case for tackling the problem of vacancy through an artistic and community-centered lens. This report from the Center for Community Progress examines the success of projects in Kalamazoo, MI; Wilkinsburg, PA; Newburgh, NY; and Macon, GA. 

“Incorporating the arts into place-based community development can spark fresh interest in vacant property. At the same time, creative placemaking, as a community-centered process, is a powerful tool to support equitable revitalization. This Center for Community Progress report offers practical guidance for communities curious about how to leverage the power of creative placemaking to transform vacant properties. “

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Published: 2018

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