KickstARTing Creativity: The Benefits of Removing Cars from the City Center

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!

  • How Cities Can Consider Mental Health in Planning Green Space: An international team of researchers says that cities should consider mental health benefits as they plan nature spaces in cities…. [their plan] offers a framework for cities to incorporate and measure mental health benefits from parks, tree plantings and other green spaces.
  • Theaster Gates on Belonging and Placemaking: I know how cities work. I love the fact that I’m cross trained in that way, but beauty was guiding me, spiritual stuff was guiding me…. I’m actually better when I’m an artist. I’m a better placemaker than any planner when I’m an artist.

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