Creative placemaking

The term Creative placemaking is often misused within theplacemaking sector, to use the process with just any sort of arts component in it. On a policy level, the arts are misused to serve economic ends.

“In creative placemaking, partners from public, private, non-profit, and community sectors strategically shape the physical and social character of a neighbourhood, town, city, or region around arts and cultural activities. Creativeplacemaking animates public and private spaces, rejuvenates structures and streetscapes, improves local businesses viability and public safety, and brings diverse people together to celebrate, inspire and be inspired” Markusen and Gadwa; 2010