Alumni Impact Creative Place Making and Community Revitalization
PhD in Leadership and Change (PhDLC) program alumnus, Principal for Creative Community Builders, and Director of Graduate Studies for The University of Minnesota’s College of Continuing Education Dr. Tom Borrup was the keynote speaker for the Gwangju Urban Design Forum in Korea and published the chapter entitled, “Creative Placemaking: Arts and Culture as a Partner in Community Revitalization” in Arts and Cultural Management (Bloomsbury Academic, 2017). Dr. Borrup also recently published “Can Cultural Planning Help Build More Equitable Cities?” for Grantmakers in the Arts the only national association of both public and private arts and culture funders in the United States. Dr. Borrup also recently collaborated with fellow PhDLC alumnus Dr. Tom Ellison planning project to designate and build social and civic infrastructure for a Creative Industry Zone in Utah. Learn more about their work here!