Creative Solutions: What Makes Cities Great – 9/7/2011

Carol Coletta, courtesy image.

News release from the Fort Wayne Cultural District:

“Creative Solutions: What Makes Cities Great”
Wednesday Sept. 7, 3-4pm @ the Arts United Center.
RSVP to Dan Swartz by August 22 or 260-417-8846

The Fort Wayne Cultural District invites the public to attend “Creative Solutions: What makes Cities Great” with Carol Coletta, a specialist in developing cities and creative communities.

Carol Coletta specializes in developing cities and creative communities. She is leading ArtPlace, a new national initiative to accelerate creative placemaking across the U.S. ArtPlace is a collaboration of the nation’s top foundations and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Prior to joining ArtPlace, Carol was president and CEO of CEOs for Cities, a national network of urban leaders building and sustaining the next generation of great American cities.

For ten years, she hosted and produced a nationally syndicated public radio show, Smart City. She also served as executive director of the Mayors’ Institute on City Design, a partnership of the National Endowment for the Arts, U.S. Conference of Mayors and American Architectural Foundation.

Carol is a passionate advocate for cities, and she has devoted her life to answering the question: What makes cities succeed?

Carol Coletta was a Knight Fellow in Community Building at the University of Miami School of Architecture and was named one of the world’s 50 most important urban experts by a leading European think tank. She is a Senior Fellow with the Design Futures Council.



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