Creating 21st Century Intercultural and Creative Cities
From May 6-11, the Twin Cities welcomed internationally renowned authority and one of the most influential names in city futures and urban revitalization, Charles Landry. Under the theme of Creating 21st Century Intercultural and Creative Cities, the weeklong residency sought to understand how art, culture, creativity and diversity can accelerate both economic and social growth – critical elements in strengthening the Twin Cities as world-class region.
Together, five different Twin Cities organizations hosted a series of public events and activities featuring Landry. Throughout the week, diverse people, organizations, and institutions came together with Landry to visualize possibilities for developing creative destinations in the Twin Cities region.
Photos, video and materials from the week will be available online soon.
View press coverage from the week:
'Creative cities' consultant Landry to speak at St. Paul's Great River Gathering
MinnPost | Joe Kimball | April 13, 2012
Twin Cities Collaboration Welcomes Charles Landry May 6-11
Hmong Times Online | April 27, 2012
Charles Landry and 'interculturalism' in the Twin Cities
Pioneer Press | Opinion by residency committee members| May 05, 2012
Rethinking Hennepin Avenue with urbanist Charles Landry
MinnPost | By Marlys Harris | May 10, 2012
How will Vikings stadium fit into urban landscape?
Minnesota Public Radio | Tom Weber| May 11, 2012
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman’s “new best friend”
Pioneer Press/TwinCities.com| May 11, 2012
An urbanologist’s take on the Twin Cities
Finance & Commerce | Frank Jossi | May 11, 2012
City-making guru hits Hennepin Ave.
Star Tribune | Eric Roper | May 14, 2012
In Minneapolis, urban planning guru Charles Landry encourages consideration of cities' "ethical landscape"
Twin Cities Daily Planet | Bill Huntzicker | May 15, 2012
Charles Landry in Minneapolis: From art in the city to the city as art form
The Line | Camille LeFevre | May 16, 2012
Made possible with the support of these partners.
The program committee exists to promote and build capacity through culture and art to create economic development opportunities by strengthening the business, residential and institutional interculturalism of our community. We will do this by:
- encouraging economic opportunities while helping to prevent involuntary displacement;
- engaging our neighborhoods around their cultural heritages and histories;
- building community capitals (identifiable places) in our neighborhoods by promoting our natural, built and cultural assets;
- expanding our network to work collaboratively with people, organizations, businesses, institutions and neighborhoods;
- creating a model beginning with the Central Corridor opening in 2014 for use in future corridors, especially for the Green Line, which is the combined Central and Southwest Lines, planning to open in 2018;
- catalyzing this work with the Charles Landry kick-off visit