The Creative Placemaking Summit dedicates itself to bringing area residents, creatives, public officials, urban planners, developers, arts and cultural professionals and others together to foster collaboration, share ideas, inspire projects, instill motivation and encourage action.
The Summit is committed to including the voices of all residents so that community, neighborhood and city enhancements reflect the diversity of metro Lansing and instill a strong sense of ownership and pride.
The event features sessions, panel discussions, keynote addresses, entertainment, networking opportunities and more, while providing a platform for creative discussions and ideas to take hold, gain footing and find life beyond the Summit walls.
Lansing's Creative Placemaking Summit
Founded in 2015, the Creative Placemaking Summit is produced by the Arts Council of Greater Lansing and was created to bring together area residents of all walks who care about making Lansing a great place to live, work and play by using the arts as a driver. The first Summit was a half-day event at the Lansing Center in Lansing , Michigan. It featured a variety of breakout sessions and keynote speaker Fred Kent, president of Project for Public Spaces. More than 150 people were in attendance (the event sold out within days of opening the registration), and overall response was excellent. As a result of the event, several placemaking projects were put into action and realized in 2016.
Creative Placemaking in Lansing
There have been so many brilliant projects developed over the course of the time the Creative Placemaking Summit has happened. Let's take a look at a few that were featured at Creative Placemaking Summit 4 on October 4, 2018.