Public art is an invaluable tool for thoughtful redevelopment. It can contribute to economic development, safety (painted crosswalks), and placemaking, while respecting a community’s history and culture. Unfortunately, it is not without its challenges. These case studies will provide examples of public art projects in redevelopment and complementary art initiatives from different stakeholder perspectives. They will examine the challenges and triumphs faced along the way, including placing public art on public infrastructure. Session summary. Elena […]Click for more information on 'Everyone’s a critic: Public art’s role in redevelopment'
Downtown redevelopment projects often account for either economic development analysis or place-based planning, but not both. Learn how to incorporate both of these crucial aspects, as well as community engagement, for successful downtown revitalization. For local economic development to be sustainable and welcomed by communities, it must foster healthy, connected communities that maintain a unique sense of place. Session summary. Adenah Bayoh presentation Joseph Mele presentation Mark Lohbauer presentation Patrick Terborg presentation This session has […]Click for more information on 'Better together: Place-based economic development in downtowns'
New Jersey hasn’t updated its state plan in almost two decades, but the reinvigorated State Planning Commission points toward progress. What are the latest updates on state planning, and how should the next iteration of the state plan account for climate change and other planning challenges? Join us for this unique roundtable format where participants will work through real challenges in real time and the audience gets to participate. Session summary. Planning and Development track […]Click for more information on 'Beyond the horizon: The future of the State Plan'
Back by popular demand, this red-hot session will feature a series of 20-slides-in-five-minutes presentations on interesting and offbeat topics related to redevelopment. This collection of rapid-fire presentations will present a wide variety of topics in redevelopment, sparking ideas and inspiration. Presentation topics include: Understanding New Jersey’s New Land Bank Law | Steven Mlenak presentation Opportunity Zones: Are They Real Opportunity Zones or Fool’s Gold? | Brad Molotsky presentation Wave of Redevelopment Transforms Long Branch Oceanfront […]Click for more information on 'Ignite! Redevelopment'