We highlight here some great articles we’ve read this week dealing with art, creative placemaking, and building great communities. You’re sure to find some inspiration to make your life and our community even better!
- Building Community Through Public Art: The murals created by GoodSpace Murals make the neighborhoods in which they’re created more beautiful, of course. But … they boost the financial resilience of these neighborhoods as well—giving residents a sense of pride and ownership as they plan future neighborhood-led investments.
- A Pop of Color on Public Spaces: Baltimore-based artists Jessie Unterhalter and Katey Truhn found a way to enhance people’s lives through art by adding visual playfulness to public spaces. Since 2012, they have been working on sculptures and large-scale murals, curving around building corners and spilling them onto the ground.
- Why Building Walkable Cities is the Key to Economic Success: U.S. metros where the public and private sectors work together to adapt and deliver increased supply of walkable urban places will be the economic and social justice winners of the next generation.
- Finding Art in Everyday Life: He asked us to close our eyes, and remember the story of our time together. His last words were, “As the river renews the Earth, may the Stories we tell renew community. Celebrate one another.”