CCP’s Suzanne Ishee was invited to contribute as a guest blogger for the National Association of Realtors.
Creative Placemaking? What in the world does that have to do with me? My field is real estate, not the arts and culture! But….on second thought, I’m hearing a lot of talk these days about how the arts are making downtowns more vibrant and attracting more businesses. And my clients do like to meet their friends in ‘happening’ places. I keep seeing this ‘Creative Placemaking’ term pop up and it seems to be equated with a lot of positive impact on local economies. And I know the big buzz word right now is ‘sustainability.’ Better quality of life throughout our neighborhoods? Happy business people? Smart growth? Wait, maybe there is more to this than I first thought.