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.