Preserving the real places and the real stories of Texas.

REAL PLACES 2019: Creative Placemaking + Arts/Culture Planning

Breakout 3D

Day/Time: Thursday, January 17, 2:15–3:30 p.m.
Location: Capitol Salon BC, 3rd Floor
Speaker: Lynn Osgood, Civic Arts

Communities across the U.S. are drawing on their arts and culture to guide community development and celebrate local history. Creative Placemaking (CP) brings together diverse partners and practitioners to shape the social and physical character of our communities around arts and culture. CP is a unique opportunity for artists, elected officials, historic preservationists, neighborhood residents, local business owners, design professionals, and educators to collaborate for the benefit of our communities. Lynn Osgood, urban planner and researcher, will provide an overview of CP practice and national case studies highlighting a diversity of communities, artistic genres, and collaborators. She will also present her current work with Bastrop and the process of creating its arts + culture master plan. Drawing from her past research for the National Endowment for the Arts, Osgood will share the opportunities she sees for CP and celebrating arts and culture in communities across the state.

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Lynn Osgood is an urban planner and researcher whose work explores the intersection of the arts, civic capacity building, and public engagement. She began her career in urban planning in New York City working with the UN Habitat II Conference on Human Settlements. Trained in landscape architecture and urban planning at the University of Virginia, Osgood moved to Austin in 2003 to teach at the University of Texas. In 2011, she started GO collaborative, where she serves as executive director, leading the development of creative placemaking projects such as the National Endowment for the Arts’ Exploring Our Town website and the ArtPlace America-funded Drawing Lines project. Currently, she is providing evaluation services for the LISC/Kresge Creative Placemaking Technical Assistance program.