People & Places 2017

Connect With People Who Make Places Better

Attend the only national peer-learning event for placemakers – leaders like you who improve lives and strengthen places. Join people from different regions, cultures, and national networks as they share what's working to advance prosperity and strengthen places for the people who live and work there. You'll expand your network of placemakers who are just a phone call, email, text or tweet away.

CALL FOR PRESENTERS ON STATE & LOCAL POLICY: The People & Places 2017 Steering Committee requests proposals for sessions on public policy successes – and the campaigns and strategies that make them possible. Sessions should focus on policies that advance housing and community development at the state and local levels. Limited travel assistance is available for selected presenters. To submit a proposal for a workshops, panel, roundtable discussion, or TED-style talk, respond to the Call for Presenters by Friday, February 24.

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A National Network Dedicated To Advancing Community Prosperity

NACEDA is alliance of 45 state and regional community development associations in 28 states and the District of Columbia who are dedicated to advancing community prosperity.

Through our members, NACEDA connects with almost 4,000 community development nonprofit organizations throughout the United States. Together, we work at the local, state and national levels to advance opportunity and prosperity in low-income and moderate-income communities.

Mission and Vision


Leveraging the Arts and Culture to Revitalize Communities

NACEDA and Americans for the Arts have engaged community development associations and their arts-based partners in Ohio, Massachusetts, and Philadelphia in an intensive, one-year program to advance creative placemaking in their state or region. Creative placemaking is a strategy to revitalize communities and local economies by intentionally leveraging the power of arts, culture and creativity. The program is funded in part by a $100,000 Our Town grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Creative Placemaking Immersion Program
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