Transforming Communities from Within, the Way to Go
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Creative place-making is a way to foster renewal and development in our communities. I post often on this topic, from a number of perspectives. What is critical to remember is that reshaping our communities must come from within the community; outsiders bringing the answers never works in the long run.
In today’s post Umberto Crenca, founder of AS220 in Providence, Rhode Island offers thoughtful analysis and insight into the importance of the local community in determining the direction and future of creative spaces, as well as other forms of economic development. Far too often the “experts” fail when they do not include those most affected by change from the very start of planning for the future.
“Creative placemaking needs more consideration of the people who are already part of the community.”
The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Power of Community Ideas!