Podcast #16 – Picking Apart the Creative Placemaking Trend with Michael Fallon

A map of the Irrigate public arts locations.

The latest podcast is a conversation with Michael Fallon, executive director of the Minneapolis Television Network and a long-time arts writer in the Twin Cities. Michael has an article in the recently released issue of Public Art Review all about creative placemaking, one of the hottest ideas in urban design and public art. We met up last week at Sweeney’s Saloon on St Paul’s Dale Street to talk all about the history of the idea of place, some of the challenges of public art, and how concepts like creative placemaking can potentially become meaningless urban planning buzzwords.

The audio link is here, and you can subscribe on iTunes here.

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Bill Lindeke

About Bill Lindeke

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Bill Lindeke has writing blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He is a lecturer in Urban Studies at the University of Minnesota Geography Department, the Cityscape columnist at Minnpost, and has written multiple books on local urban history. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St Paul. Check out Twitter @BillLindeke or on Facebook.