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.
The Center will be offering a workshop on Community Building through Storytelling later this spring! How did we know we were ahead of the trend!
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!
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
* 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?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-393-0008, ext. 107.
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.
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.