Hello Beth,

When I was in Christchurch, New Zealand earlier this year, I came across their program for construction fences (hoardings) put in place after their major earthquake. The examples I saw in their downtown were excellent.  You can look at the images via the #publicartpostcard hashtag on Instagram for images.  Details here:

Article about the program (and how putting up a nicer fence gives property owner a discount on the fee for placing fences. 


On Mon, Dec 2, 2019, at 8:27 AM, Sarah Conley Odenkirk wrote:
Then there’s this cautionary tale:


On December 2, 2019 at 5:43:31 AM, Rachel Engh (engh@metrisarts.com) wrote:

Two come to mind, Beth.

1. Irrigate: "Based on a 3 year initiative created by Springboard for the Arts with the City of Saint Paul and Twin Cities Local Initiatives Support Corporation in response to disruptive construction of a light rail line through the urban core, Irrigate is a community development strategy that mobilizes the skills and creativity of local artists to create innovative, meaningful, authentic solutions to local challenges."

2. In More than Storefronts: insights into Creative Placemaking and Community Economic Development, Metris wrote about Northeast Shores Community Development Corporation's project to fund 12 creative ways for generating foot traffic during streetscaping construction on a busy commercial corridor. Kresge wrote a whole case study on Northeast Shores' arts and culture work, including the project I mentioned above.

Good luck!


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On Wed, Nov 27, 2019 at 1:53 PM Beth Tobey <btobey@cityofsantacruz.com> wrote:

I’m looking for examples of creative placemaking and public art during construction of a large multi-block site– with the goal of keeping the area activated and the other businesses supported during construction.



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City of Santa Cruz Economic Development Office

(831) 420-5154 | btobey@cityofsantacruz.com


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