How can a city become more creative? Providence is rebranding itself as the Creative Capital. Sure there are quite a few artists and creative people here already, but shouldn’t this campaign be more then just graphics and websites? Shouldn’t the city be investing in the creation of quality public spaces that attract even more creative people? If we are to truly be the Creative Capital, we need to figure out how we can use our urban landscape better. I presented a few of these ideas at the last Pecha Kucha in Providence.
More on making liveable cities later this weekend. If you are interested in art, sculpture and public art you should check out Gillian Christy’s talk from the same night.
The Providence Foundation convened a group of the city’s young leaders to draft a 2030 vision for Downtown. I was happy to present the first draft of this vision to the Trustees of the Foundation on July 15, 2009 with the help of Mary-Kim Arnold and Matt Grigsby. We are shooting to publish the final 2030 Vision in October. If you are interested in some ideas about how this vision could be implemented come check out my talk at Pecha Kucha this Wednesday. Please comment on this post if you have any feedback on the 2030 vision. Its a work in progress.
Visit providencedowntown.com for more information. If you know of any similar 2030 visioning efforts taking place in other cities or regions please let me know via comments. Thanks!
The video is hard to see the slides at times, please reference the slides below.