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How arts-driven 'creative placemaking' is strengthening communities: #urbanism

How arts-driven 'creative placemaking' is strengthening communities: #urbanism

The Syracuse SALT District. Last year Aaron Welch and I profiled the Syracuse (NY) Art, Life and Technology district, an arts-driven revitalization that has been assisted by a LEED-ND audit and certification . The neighborhood’s vision has been guided by the local Near West Side Initiative, intended in part “to decrease energy use in homes and increase indoor air quality; help find environmentally-friendly solutions to stormwater management; promote deconstruction practices; and create green collar jobs.” ArtPlace is granting $400,000 to the Initiative to create a “SALTquarters” arts hub , with three art studio spaces, living space for four artists, and a small gallery/exhibition space, all in a two-story, vacant and dilapidated former restaurant. The Hunger Cycle in Los Angeles. LA’s Cornerstone Theater Company is a multi-ethnic, ensemble-based theater company whose work ...

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