All posts by Barbara Heisler

Barbara’s professional background includes more than 20 years of experience in non-profit, education and government management; focusing on strategic planning, organization and board development, program design, communications strategy, fiscal oversight, resource development, and grant procurement. Barbara is the president of Organizations by Design, an organizational and non-profit consultancy in East Orange, NJ. Barbara brings extensive leadership experience in the nonprofit sector, having served as the Executive Director of Funding Exchange, the CEO of Fund for an Open Society,and as Founding Executive Director for the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race, in addition to the experience in senior management positions at the US Department of Education and institutions of higher education. Barbara has served on national and local boards and is currently a board member of the Center for Non-Profits and the Center for Creative Placemaking.

“Spheres of Imagination” at Keyport Antique & Artisan Festival

From painting on the waterfront to perusing fine antiques on West Front Street, Keyport’s First Annual Keyport Antique and Artisan Festival takes place on May 16, 2015.  Read more here.

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CCP leads panel discussion at upcoming NJ Future Redevelopment Forum

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CCP is honored to have been invited to put together a panel for NJ Future’s annual Redevelopment Forum.
City of Orange Mayor Dwayne Warren and Morris Arts’ Director of Community Engagement, Kadie Dempsey, will join CCP’s Joe Barris and Suzanne Ishee  to discuss “How to Harness the Creative Energy in Your Community.” Director of Arts Programs for the Dodge Foundation, Sharnita Johnson, will serve as moderator.
Forum attendees include state and municipal officials, planners, real estate professionals and redevelopment practitioners, designers, bankers, funders, sustainability experts, cultural leaders, community development officials, chamber members and more!
There is still time to register for this dynamic annual event!

NJ Gold Coast Summit, Jersey City – March 5, 2015

Join Center for Creative Placemaking’s VP Stuart Koperweis in Jersey City on March 5:

Morning Keynote: The Future of Jersey City: The City’s Vision for Development and Economic Growth

Hear From: Marcos D. Vigil, Deputy Mayor, City of Jersey City

Interview with: Stuart Koperweis, Vice President, Center for Creative Placemaking and Millennium Strategies, LLC

Discussion Points:
* How will Jersey City’s economy benefit from a re-surging Downtown Manhattan?
* What are the factors driving economic growth in Jersey City?
* What is the current Jersey City administration’s vision of new development and re-positioning of assets?
* How are the arts connecting commercial real estate development/redevelopment and housing?
* What are the unique public-private JVs underway in support of this?

See the full agenda and register here!

 

NJ Future’s Annual Redevelopment Forum

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CCP is pleased to be promotional partner for NJ Future’s Annual Redevelopment Forum.  This conference is loaded with great opportunities to learn about and engage in dialogue regarding New Jersey’s sustainable economic growth through varying methods of redevelopment.  Information and registration can be found at the links below.
March 13 Redevelopment Forum:
New Jersey Future’s Redevelopment Forum is a daylong conference that brings together more than 500 municipal and state leaders and leading professionals in planning, development, law, transportation, architecture, construction, environmental conservation and historic preservation to share best practices and lessons learned. Tickets are $110 for New Jersey Future members, municipal employees and non-profits  and $150 for non-members until February 20 (after February 20 tickets are $155 for members and $190 for non-members).  Register Now at forum.njfuture.org! Questions: contact Lauren Bolline at lbolline@njfuture.org or 609-393-0008, ext. 107.

We’re so glad you came to visit and learn more about Creative Placemaking and our Center.

In fact, over 5,000 of you visited our site since our launch in 2014! We’re looking forward to a fabulous 2015 — join us for the ride!

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,500 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Realtors as Creative Placemakers!

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.

Read more of what she had to say!