Creative Placemaking Strategic Alliance for City Vitality
Team LinkArt: Xue Bai, Qiwei Xie, Qianyi Xu, Yuwei Dan, Xiaoran Liu
Overview:
Creative Placemaking Strategic Alliance for City Vitality is an Integrated Capstone Project that explores the opportunities in the creative placemaking field where community development practitioners and cultural enterprises deliberately integrate arts and culture into community revitalization work to help the Third-Tier Cities in China to adapt and transform into future vibrant cities.
CPSA
By Team LinkArt: Xue Bai, Qiwei Xie, Qianyi Xu, Yuwei Dan, Xiaoran Liu
Project Video Presentation
Artist Statement
Everyone deserves equal access to a full, vibrant creative life, which is essential to a healthy and democratic society.
Project Detail
Challenge and Opportunity:
In the past fifty years, the cities in China experienced unprecedented changes. The criteria to evaluate city’ attractiveness has also evolved from an economic-driven model to a more vibrant model that fully embraces culture, community and commerce (3C). Future cities are expected to be more liveable, green, smart, humanistic, innovative and compact. Most cities are challenged to adapt to this vision and transform in a world faced with climate risk and equity risk, especially the Third-Tier Cities which are perceived as having limited creative resources and a larger cultural equity gap to fill.

Creative solution: This action research discovers the best practices of creative placemaking and its unique value added to seven types of community capitals: social, natural, economic, human, cultural, built and political capitals and ultimately advance city vitality. By designing an Experiential Collaborative Seminar hosted by the third-tier cities in China and a Creative Community Data Portal that visualizes the community capitals, this creative solution facilitates multi-stakeholder collaboration and data-informed decision making for urban planners.

Rationale:
This work integrated the program learning in leading and managing cultural enterprises and addressed critical global challenges listed in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a focus on:
Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being
Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities
Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals

Team LinkArt: Xue Bai, Qiwei Xie, Qianyi Xu, Yuwei Dan, Xiaoran Liu
To continue the conversation with the design team and explore collaboration opportunities in joint research, data portal development and host collaborative seminar, please contact CPSAChina@gmail.com
By Team LinkArt: Xue Bai, Qiwei Xie, Qianyi Xu, Yuwei Dan, Xiaoran Liu
Creative Placemaking Strategic Alliance for City Vitality Presentation-Team LinkArt
By Team LinkArt: Xue Bai, Qiwei Xie, Qianyi Xu, Yuwei Dan, Xiaoran Liu