Trend and Response: the critical issues facing our world—and what public art is doing about them

Massive changes occurring in the world are affecting our communities. Artists are uniquely positioned to respond with imagination to these unprecedented shifts.

Transforming our Future with Public Art

Leaders in public art and creative placemaking on how their disciplines will help shape—and even transform—our future.

In Neighborhood We Trust

Nia Umoja of New West Jackson, Mississippi, shares how the community is developing its own model for sustainability.

A Cultural Park for the Health of the Kids

Joseph Claunch of the Zuni Youth Enrichment Project describes how Zuni artists led the development of Ho’n A:wan Community Park

A Change of Heart

How aware are planners that public art has evolved from the commissioning of objects and wall treatments into a sophisticated practice that addresses the challenges of practically every sector in our cities, our suburbs, and our rural communities?

Five Prepositions for Communities Working with Artists

When a community wants to engage an artist to work in the public sphere, one of the most important questions they must answer is: What is our intention?

Queer Urbanism

Incorporating LGBTQ perspectives in urban design is an idea whose time has come

Discovering the Unknown

Interview: Janet Echelman discusses the development of her wondrous net-like sculptures


From a Dakota perspective, the term placemaking sounds more like placetaking, reflecting a hierarchical dominion over approach

What Are We Risking?

An interview with Carleton Turner.