Originally posted to indymidtownmagazine.com on August 16, 2017 by Thomas P. Healy.
The art of placemaking recognizes that any given location is much more than its GPS coordinates. According to Partnership for Public Spaces, a New York-based nonprofit organization, “A great public space cannot be measured by its physical attributes alone; it must also serve people as a vital community resource.”
Dependable public transit is one such vital resource. Thanks to a grant from Transportation for America (T4America), funded by the Kresge Foundation, the Red Line bus corridor will benefit from cultural and artistic projects by a group of local artists. According to T4America, the artists’ efforts are designed to “positively transform public transit spaces, build social capital, support local businesses, and highlight communities’ unique characteristics.”
A NEW CULTURE OF PUBLIC TRANSIT
In 2017, T4America, a Washington, D.C.-based transit advocacy alliance of business, elected officials, and civic leaders, added Indianapolis to its Cultural Corridor Consortium (3C), along with Los Angeles and Dothan, Alabama. Each city received a $50,000 creative placemaking grant to enhance their respective transit projects.
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