September 15, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority
One Newark Center

Sock Hop at Paper Mill Millburn street fairThis workshop took place on September 15, 2017.  Materials and presentations are posted below.

When:            September 15, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where:           North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, One Newark Center, Newark, NJ
Cost:              Free

The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority/Together North Jersey in conjunction with The Center for Creative Placemaking (CCP) is hosting the third in the series of workshops on Creative Placemaking. Specifically, the workshop is designed for mayors, council members, commission and board members, municipal planning and engineering officials that are interested in exploring how arts-related activities in their town can support overall growth and development goals.  The workshop will focus on practices and policies that municipal leaders and decision-makers can use to foster Creative Placemaking planning in their communities. The CCP workshop will feature:

  • Understanding the process of Creative Placemaking and the economic value of undertaking Creative Placemaking planning over traditional redevelopment processes,
  • Policies in NJ that have been successful against a self-analysis of your municipality’s policies,
  • Understanding of how and why it is critical to engage the larger community,
  • Ideas of creative ways to brand the unique aspects of the community,
  • Funding sources for Creative Placemaking planning, and
  • Panelist of leaders from state, county and local officials from the NJTPA region sharing best practices which have led to success in NJ communities.

About the Instructors

Suzanne Ishee and Stuart Koperweis lead The Center for Creative Placemaking (CCP); which provides training and consultation to advance the field of Creative Placemaking. CCP works with individuals and institutions, municipalities and organizations to present specialized workshops for professionals and government officials in the tri-state region and beyond.

Workshop Program

Target Audience:  Municipal Officials and Decision-Makers

  • 9:00 – 9:15 – Welcome
  • 9:15 – 9:45 – Intro and Overview of Creative Placemaking and Value of this approach
  • 9:4 5-10:45 – Presentation of Findings based on Successful Municipal Practices and Policies
  • 10:45 – 11:00-Break
  • 11:00 – 11:30 – Workshop participants’ municipality exercise
  • 11:30 – 1:00 – Panel Discussion and Q&A with State and Local (rural, urban and suburban) Leaders

Workshop Materials