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MICD25

Here I am in Ajo with the International Sonoran Desert Alliance staff who are working to restore Ajo’s town plaza. And now, here’s the scoop on the second part of my California and Arizona trip. After Los Angeles, it was on to Phoenix. There, of course, our host was our own National...
Washington, DC In late March, Rocco visited Shreveport, Louisiana to talk creative placemaking and to get a first-hand look at the Shreveport Regional Art Council's (SRAC) MICD25 project . One of the artists that Rocco met during his trip was Shreveport native Poetic X (Hugh Hamilton). A 2008...
Washington, DC Here I am with Arts & Science Council President Scott Provancher during the panel discussion Charlotte: The Cultural Capital of the South at the Mint Museum Uptown at the Levine Center for the Arts. Photo courtesy of the Arts & Science Council Earlier this month, I had the...
Oakland, California Fluid Dynamics by Fernanda D'Agostino and Valerie Otani, Oakport Street at Zhone Way, Oakland. Photo by Fernanda D'Agostino Oakland, California's Cultural Arts and Marketing Division provides services to the arts community and provides strategic marketing support...
Dallas, Texas Re-imagining existing infrastructure is a Dallas CityDesign opportunity. Photo by Arturo del Castillo, Dallas CityDesign Studio In 2009, the CityDesign Studio was created as an office of the City of Dallas, Texas. Developed in partnership with the Trinity Trust Foundation and funded...
Paterson, New Jersey The Great Falls in downtown Paterson, New Jersey. Photo by Bob Guarasci The mission of the New Jersey Community Development Corporation (NJCDC) is to transform the City of Paterson---one of the nation's most economically distressed communities---into a thriving, diverse,...
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Artist rendering of the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks by Westlake Reed Leskosky This morning Rocco's in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, to announce our new MICD 25 grants , which will support 21 creative placemaking projects. To paraphrase Rocco's remarks from this...