Episode 3: What Is Creative Placemaking?

The methods of placemaking aren’t new, but its popularity with non-profit funders is. What is the goal of placemaking? As neighborhoods at risk of gentrification and displacement become home to placemaking projects, will they be around long enough to reap the benefits?

Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About This?  hosts Alexis Gabriel and Heidi Guenin spoke with Luann Algoso, a Portland, Oregon-based writer, blogger, activist, and strategic communications specialist, and Jamaal Green, PhD student in the Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning. You can find Luann (and her corgi, Atticus) on Twitter @Luann_Algoso and on her blog, Brown Girl: Decolonized; and Jamaal Green on Twitter @surlyurbanist and on his blog, Surly Urbanism.

Roll Credits:

Today’s show was produced by Alexis Gabriel and Heidi Guenin; edited by Eric Klein, and hosted by Alexis and Heidi. Music is by Breuss Arrizabalaga Quintet. You can find us on our Facebook page and on Twitter@whyisntanyone.

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