9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Creative Communities

by Dr. Tom Borrup, Principal of Creative Community Builders

Location: Kluskap Room

Tom Borrup, Ph.D. is a leader and innovator in creative community building–leveraging cultural and other community assets to advance economic, social, civic, and physical development of place-based communities. Consulting with cities, foundations, and nonprofits across the U.S, his approach integrates the arts, economic development, urban planning and design, civic engagement, and animation of public space. His book The Creative Community Builders’ Handbook, released in July 2006, profiles communities that have transformed their economic, social, and physical infrastructures through the arts and provides a step-by-step planning guide.

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