Creative Placemaking and Community Safety: Synthesizing Cross-Cutting Themes

Research Report

Creative Placemaking and Community Safety: Synthesizing Cross-Cutting Themes

Abstract

Key takeaway: How creative placemaking can make communities safer for everybody

Abstract: This report synthesizes findings from four cases where stakeholders are using creative placemaking to improve community safety. It presents cross-cutting themes from these case studies to show how creative placemaking techniques can be used from the conception and design stage through construction and programming, and how they can build community safety by promoting empathy and understanding, influencing law and policy, providing career opportunities, supporting well-being, and advancing the quality of place. It also discusses implementation challenges, and presents evaluative techniques of particular relevance for stakeholders working to understand the effects of these programs.

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