Now open: Intersections 2018 — call for session proposals

The National Complete Streets Coalition and Transportation for America’s Arts & Culture team are currently seeking session proposals for “Intersections: Creating Culturally Complete Streets,” the second national Complete Streets conference.

Complete Streets Creative Placemaking

Engaging east Portland to plan a more inclusive bus rapid transit line

When roughly 14 miles of a bus rapid transit line was proposed along Division Street in East Portland, the effort was greeted with interest in an often-neglected area of the city, but also concern about the possibilities of displacement and development poorly engaged with the unique local culture. To address those concerns, community members throughout the Jade and Division Midway districts were engaged through arts and culture projects to recalibrate the plan to better serve community needs.

Creative Placemaking

El Paso’s Transnational Trolley: How art can help imagine creative transportation solutions

What begun as a sort of arts-driven guerilla marketing campaign for the fictional return of a historic streetcar in the border communities of El Paso, TX and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, is becoming a reality, illustrating the power of the arts to capture the imagination of a community and help them look at old problems in different ways and imagine creative solutions.

Creative Placemaking

September is arts and culture month at Smart Growth America

Throughout the rest of September, we’ll be celebrating the positive impact that arts and culture can have on our communities through a handful of inspiring local stories. The month will culminate with the release of a new examination of creative placemaking by our Transportation for America program in partnership with ArtPlace America.

Creative Placemaking

Now hiring: Arts & Culture Associate

Smart Growth America (SGA) and its program Transportation for America (T4A) seek a personable, detail-oriented and creative individual to serve as an Arts & Culture/Outreach Associate, who will assist with growing & executing the organization’s key projects, communicate with members, non-members and others in an outreach and relationship building role, and assist in building SGA/T4A’s creative placemaking practice.

Creative Placemaking