Become certified in the fast-growing field of creative placemaking

Become certified in the fast-growing field of creative placemaking

The Ohio State University/ The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking

Creative placemaking is a new model of community and economic development through arts and culture. It is being pursued by hundreds of US communities, spurred on by government agencies and major foundations. The Ohio State University’s City and Regional Planning program and The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking have partnered to create the nation’s only certification program in creative placemaking.  

The program, entirely online, runs from August  2013 to June 2014.  Participants can receive a Certification, graduate credit, or both.

The program starts August 26, and continuing education students can register by September 1.   Online information sessions will be held August 6 (join at and August 15 (join at

The program is produced by leaders in online continuing education in urban planning and is taught by leading experts in the field of creative placemaking.

This is a highly interactive program that will help you build skills in community development, economic development, leadership development, site planning and cultural tourism. You will receive guidance from leaders in the field and share your ideas with other professionals from around the United States.  You will have the opportunity to work on a real creative placemaking initiative for a community of your choice.

By graduating from the program, you can let your employer and client know that you are among the most knowledgeable professionals in the creative placemaking field.

This program is designed and produced by some of the most experienced online educators in planning: OSU’s City and Regional Planning program and Leonardo Vazquez, the creator of the Bloustein Online Continuing Education Program and the founder of Arts Build Communities. (He now directs The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking.)

To learn more about the program, please visit or contact Leo at 973-763-6352 or [email protected]

Posted July 17, 2013

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