What is Creative Placemaking?

Creative placemaking is an evolving field of practice where partners from public, private, nonprofit and community organizations collaborate and use art, culture and creativity to physically and socially revitalize a community. The goals of creative placemaking are to leverage existing creative potential in the area, support current businesses and create new business opportunities, and create a distinct and diverse community that attracts locals and tourists.

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News Journal article promoting the positive

From The News Journal:

Boosting Wilmington is group’s goal

The Wilmington Renaissance Corp. wants to shine a positive light on things going on in Wilmington.

Through a recently launched blog and posts on the group’s Facebook and Twitter accounts, the organization is tellng people to talk up Wilmington. Whether it’s about people in the city or an event, the group wants people talking about it on social media or alerting news outlets.

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Downtown Development District News Journal article includes Creative District

From The News Journal:

Delaware cities gear up to pitch downtown districts

Gov. Jack Markell rolling out his $7 million plan to revitalize Delaware downtown areas.

Days after signing this year’s budget, Gov. Jack Markell is readying the push to roll out his $ million plan to revitalize Delaware downtown areas hit by blight and economic stagnation.

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