Certification in Creative Placemaking

 What participants are saying...

“The emphasis on process and community engagement as an integral part of creative placemaking inspired me to start the first Urban Design Week + Festival in Manila…The Certification course taught me most importantly to focus on people as the starting point of creative placemaking so it's no accident that the tagline for the …[f]estival was People Make Cities."
--Julia Nebrija, Project Manager, Sustainable Project Managment International, Manila, The Philippines, 2015 Program  

Creative placemaking
 is a new and fast-growing approach to enhance community and economic development through arts and culture. As more elected officials see the value of the arts as a feature that supports community and economic development, they look for qualified expertise to create structures and programs that integrate the arts into their plans for community development.

Directed by the national award-winning urban planner Leonardo Vazquez, AICP/PP, founder of The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking, and produced by the City and Regional Planning section at Ohio State, a pioneer and leader in online education for urban planners, the Ohio State University’s Certification in Creative Placemaking is the first and only program in the United States that offers both a practitioner certification and graduate credit.


Images: Pearl Alley in Columbus, Ohio, photo by Flicker user 5chw4r7z; Scioto Mile Fountain in Columbus, Ohio, photo by Flickr user Bob Hall