Shaping The City: Placemaking Through Public Art

Shaping The City: Placemaking Through Public Art

In communities across the country, government agencies and city councils are pairing with individual artists and arts nonprofits to create a stronger sense of place through art.

In communities across the country, government agencies and city councils are pairing with individual artists and arts nonprofits to create a stronger sense of place through art. Whether through landscape design, sculpture, murals or streetscapes, neighborhoods urban and rural alike are discovering the benefits of this collaborative approach to designing communities. We explore the challenges, rewards and art of placemaking.

Guests

Roger Lewis

Architect; Columnist, "Shaping the City," Washington Post; and Professor Emeritus of Architecture, University of Maryland College Park

Liesel Fenner

Public Art Program Manager, Americans for the Arts; licensed landscape architect

Angela Anderson Adams

Public Art Administrator, Arlington Economic Development

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