Strengthening a Sense of Community Through Arts and Culture

    As communities begin to reopen and move toward post-pandemic recovery efforts, there is an opportunity for greater emphasis on creative placemaking, using art and cultural strategies to improve social and economic conditions. Bringing planners and artists together can help drive economic development, connect or preserve cultural heritage, correct past inequities, and create stronger and healthier communities.

    APA’s member-led Arts and Planning Interest Group is working to establish a more formal partnership between planners and artists to promote the integration of arts and culture into community development and planning and to broaden opportunities for entry into the profession.

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