Smart Growth America, Transportation for America Release Placemaking Guide that Blends Art and Transportation

Apr 21, 2021

Creative placemaking is an approach that deeply engages the arts, culture, and creativity—especially from underrepresented communities—in planning and designing transportation projects to better reflect and celebrate local culture, heritage, and values.

This updated guide from Smart Growth America and Transportation for America provides a tour of the eight common approaches used in exemplary projects across the country at the potent intersection of arts, culture, and transportation.

Most inspiring are the case studies of how arts, culture and transportation can create beautiful public spaces that also make physical environments safer. These also provide interesting examples for age- and dementia friendly communities to implement locally.