Humphrey School student, Renan Snowden, discusses the role of the arts in activating urban spaces in Washington, D.C.
Creative placemaking is at the heart of DC's investment in temporary urbanism. Showcasing the arts is a low-risk method to demonstrate the potential of a vacant space and foster civic engagement. Instead of sowing fears of greater density or congestion that often accompany conversations about new development projects, the arts encourage everyone in the community to support local artists and entrepreneurs.
Public Sector Digest
December 1, 2012