In creative placemaking, partners from public, private, non-profit, and community sectors strategically shape the physical and social character of a neighborhood, town, city, or region around arts and cultural activities. – Creative Placemaking 2010 by Ann Markusen & Anne Gadwa, National Endowment for the Arts
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O.P.E.N. (Outreach Projects Engaging Neighborhoods) is a local community forum pursuing Tactical Urbanism in Asheville. Through the means of Creative Placemaking, Ashevillle’s evolving sustainable communities foster a more livable and connected city experience that stimulates and preserves our contemporary culture. Tactical Urbanist initiatives focus on short-term interventions in hopes that they inspire permanent projects that arrive from community consensus and public engagement.
To learn more click here visit the official O.P.E.N. site.