The Scenic Route



Publication Date

April 2021


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The Scenic Route

Our first version of the Scenic Route guide (created in 2016) introduced creative placemaking to transportation planners, public works agencies, and local elected officials who are on the front lines of advancing transportation projects.

After five-plus years of learning a ton through our own work with arts and culture, significant developments in the field, and the evolution of many of the stories we profiled in 2016, we wholly re-conceived and updated the Scenic Route guide in 2021 to serve as a powerful reference that’s both more approachable for beginners and hopefully more useful for arts and culture veterans.

(The old version is temporarily available at

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