Community Placemaking can take many forms, but it shares a few main elements. The idea comes from the community the effort is intended to serve. Those community members, especially people of color or other historically marginalized communities, play a role in making it happen. Arts or cultural activities bring people together to strengthen their connection to each other and the places they care about.

Program objectives

Placemaking: People’s connections to each other and to places they care about are strengthened.

Equity: People of color and members of historically marginalized communities have power and resources to influence their neighborhoods and communities.

Partnerships: People’s efforts are maximized because they work in partnership with each other and with Metro.

Leadership: People participate in projects and decisions that affect them.


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