We are excited to announce State of the Art Transportation Training, a new opportunity for communities to better integrate artistic and cultural practices in transportation projects.
Smart Growth America’s National Complete Streets Coalition, in partnership with the Urban Land Institute, invite you to our second national conference: Intersections: Creating Culturally Complete Streets. The conference will bring together planners, artists, engineers, public health advocates, and many others to collaborate and find practical ways to integrate arts and culture to create streets that are not only safe for everyone, but also better reflect the unique character of their communities.
On November 21st we hosted “Promoting equitable change through creative placemaking & Complete Streets” the ninth installment of our monthly webinar series, Implementation & Equity 201: The Path Forward to Complete Streets. A recording of the webinar is now available above. You can also download the PDF of the presentation, or read the brief recap below.
Our next webinar, Promoting Equitable Change through Creative Placemaking & Complete Streets takes place on Tuesday, November 21st from 1:00-2:00 PM EDT.
Released today by Transportation for America in partnership with ArtPlace America, this new resource identifies ways that transportation professionals can integrate artists to deliver transportation projects more smoothly, improve safety, and build community support.
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.
To mitigate the negative effects of transportation construction, Springboard for the Arts and other local organizations created a series of artistic interventions that did more than merely prevent painful disruptions; they helped the corridor thrive during a period of vulnerability.
On September 27, we’re releasing a rigorous new national examination of creative placemaking to better understand how and where artists, designers, and cultural workers are collaborating with local governments and community partners to solve transportation challenges.
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.
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.