The Creative Economy with Carol Coletta,
Coletta describes “Creative Placemaking” as “a portfolio of strategies with art and
culture at the heart aimed at changing the trajectory of community”.
Carol Coletta specializes in developing cities and creative communities. She is
leading ArtPlace, a new national initiative to accelerate creative placemaking
across the U.S. ArtPlace is a collaboration of the nation’s top foundations,
leading banks, federal agencies and the National Endowment for the Arts. Prior
to joining ArtPlace, Carol was president and CEO of CEOs for Cities, a national
network of urban leaders building and sustaining the next generation of great
American cities. For ten years, she hosted and produced a nationally syndicated
public radio show, Smart City.
She also served as executive director of the Mayors’ Institute on City Design, a
partnership of the National Endowment for the Arts, U.S. Conference of Mayors
and American Architectural Foundation.
Carol Coletta will share her vision for the role the arts, culture and creativity play in building vibrant neighborhoods that increase economic opportunities for people to