Placemaking Workshop at Imagining America Albuquerque, New Mexico

October 18-20, 2019

In recent years, placemaking has emerged as a revitalization strategy to address social and environmental challenges in diverse communities. To some, it is a way to invigorate underutilized areas. To others, it is a problematic tool of gentrification. This workshop asks: how can universities play a more positive role in creative placemaking on and off campus? Building on the work of a University of California placemaking initiative, this workshop asks participants to contribute to an expanding set of strategies to best address these questions.