Remaking Metropolises

When poverty, blight, and neglect devastate cities, it is often artists who step in to revitalize them, restoring opportunity and hope. The art of creative placemaking is a powerful force for recasting the futures of our most troubled urban centers. Learn how from two of the masters, Houston’s 2014 MacArthur Fellow Rick Lowe and Detroit’s Powerhouse co-founder Gina Reichert.

Festival: 2015

Watch and Listen: Society

Many of us fear that sooner or later we’ll be considered disposable, that our absence won’t be noticed, that our... See more
Institutions and communities across America are divided over politics, culture, identity, and the overall direction of... See more
Despite decades of economic decline and brain drain for many rural communities, some young American adults are choosing... See more
Nations experience crises which require making selective changes, and some nations are more successful solving them... See more
When we look for attributes of strong leaders, we look for creativity and curiosity, integrity and empathy, diligence... See more
Join Dan Porterfield and Kitty Boone in kicking off the 2018 Aspen Ideas Festival. Featuring conversations with Jeffrey... See more

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