All posts by Suzanne Ishee

Suzanne is President of the Center for Creative Placemaking and is a career theatre artist. She is multi-award honored theatre practitioner who applies her arts broadly through Creative Placemaking and real estate consulting. She is a member of the Creative Culture Task Force of Sustainable Jersey, the Scenic, Wild Delaware River Geotourism Initiative, co-chair of Together North Jersey's Livable Task Force, Morris Canal Redevelopment Working Group, Actors Equity Association and the Dramatist Guild.

Certified Creative Placemaker

We are thrilled to share with you that New Jersey Instititute of Technology is offering the Creative Placemaking Certification through their Continuing Professional Education division.

This course of study will provide necessary professional accreditation for the person who wishes to be recognized as a leader of change in community. The practice of Creative Placemaking is increasingly being adopted by municipalities, counties and regions and is being applied neighborhood by neighborhood in communities large and small throughout the United States and across the globe. The time is now to develop recognized professional leaders of this practice.

The Certification course of study provides comprehensive classroom and field training in the broad principals and methodologies of the Creative Placemaking process.  The purpose of this certification course is to develop literacy, sensitivity, skills building and context of the field of practice in order for the graduate to be accepted and recognized as a leader in Creative Placemaking.

For many, this course of study will open an entirely new professional pathway.  For others, the certification will provide enhancement and professional credential for work they have already been doing.  For everyone who takes this course, the small class size, one-on-one attention, comprehensive curriculum, small group interaction and practical application will result in readiness to assume the challenges of Creative Placemaking leadership.

Core faculty for this program are Suzanne Ishee, President of the Center for Creative Placemaking, Stuart Koperweis, Vice-President of the Center for Creative Placemaking, and Dr. Colette Santasieri,  an expert in urban, environmental, civil infrastructure and land use planning.  Guest faculty from NJIT and sector-specific experts will augment the instruction.

Classes run 2 evenings per week for 10 weeks.  All classes will take place on the NJIT campus which is located in the University Heights neighborhood immediately adjacent to vibrant downtown Newark.  On campus parking will be available for class participants.  As well, the campus is easily accessible by short walk or local public transport to commuter rail stations.

http://continuing.njit.edu/creative-placemaking/

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Jersey City Cultural Leader: Public Art Specialist, Duda Penteado

After settling in Jersey City from Brazil, Duda Penteado’s story is a very personal one. As a fine artist living in Jersey City during the 9/11 attacks and America in it’s aftermath, Duda made a large body of celebrated works of art reflecting these events. From museum installations to memorials made of actual steel from the Twin Towers, his art looks at this difficult piece of history through the eye of someone who experienced it from a very close distance. Learn about his process and why Jersey City is his home.

CCP to present workshop on Creative Placemaking and Economic Impact

As the final in a 3-part series of free workshops on Creative Placemaking hosted by North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority and Together North Jersey Institute,  the Center for Creative Placemaking will focus on practices and policies undertaken by New Jersey municipalities.  This workshop is designed for municipal officials and leaders.

For further details and registration please follow this link.

Registration Open for the Exciting Jersey City Summit

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Dear Summiteers:

Of course you are… or would like to be.   There is a wonderful host of companies and individuals gathered to present at the upcoming JCS on Economic Development, Placemaking and Innovation… Will you be there?

In reviewing the schedule and program,  you will see there is a special emphasis regarding STEAM, ARTS, Economic Development, SID and Creative Culture, and not to mention Place-Based Transportation and more.

Please take the time to scroll through the details… enjoy and register.

Tourism, Transportation and Workforce Development

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An unusual gathering takes place next Wednesday, March 23rd at Fairleigh Dickinson University. The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) and the New Jersey Retail, Hospitality and Tourism Talent Network (NJRHT) have combined forces to create a symposium on Continue reading Tourism, Transportation and Workforce Development

Join CCP at the NJ Land Conservation Rally, March 18th!

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The annual conference presented by the New Jersey Conservation Foundation is just around the corner.  CCP is delighted to be presenting a Creative Placemaking workshop at this 20th Annual NJ Land Conservation Rally which focuses on”The Future of Land Conservation, the Next 20 Years.”

The CCP workshop, “Creative Placemaking: Connecting People, Land and Nature,” takes place during the afternoon where we will offer a fast-paced, informative and interactive session discussing the Creative Placemaking process:  what it is, how and why it works, and how it supports smart growth both economically and institutionally. We will also have a daylong presence in the Exhibit Hall.

Whether you  are a land conservation professional, government official, an educator, an environmental consultant, trail blazer, non-profit professional, community activist or a passionate steward of the land,  The NJ Land Conservation Rally offers 31 educational sessions from which to choose, an exciting keynote speaker and tremendous networking and information gathering opportunities in the Exhibit Hall.

You can learn more and register here!  We look forward to seeing you at the NJ Land Conservation Rally, 2016!

 

 

 

 

New Cultural Economy resource available.

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Yesterday, the Monmouth County Division of Planning released a new report on the status of the cultural economy in the county and beyond.  “Measuring Monmouth County’s Creative Economy” features data on economic impact of the cultural sector and detailed examination of the cultural employee base.  The study team Continue reading New Cultural Economy resource available.