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The Scenic Route: Getting Started with Creative Placemaking in Transportation

Date:
February 25, 2016
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Transportation agencies are always looking for meaningful ways to engage with and gain the support of the communities they serve.  Doing so builds the type of public trust that can advance infrastructure plans and even win new revenue for transportation.  Creative placemaking can harness the power of arts and culture to allow for more genuine public engagement—particularly in low-income neighborhoods, communities of color, and among immigrant populations—in the development of transportation projects. Smart Growth America’s Transportation for America program has released a new guide, The Scenic Route: Getting Started with Creative Placemaking in Transportation, designed to help transportation professionals, public works agencies, and local elected officials understand this emerging field.  The guide is designed to show how creative placemaking can help advance transportation projects and create vibrant places to live and work.  Click here to learn more.