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Category Archives: Updates

A Year’s Weekly Columns and Brazilian Research Update

Ann Markusen’s weekly columns on national, state and local politics/policies and celebrating rural/urban connections and synergies are currently running in four northeastern Minnesota weeklies: Cloquet Pine Journal, Floodwood Forum, Grand Rapids Herald, and Voyageur (McGregor MN) and occasionally on MinnPost. The pre-publication versions, often with photos, are now compiled in four sets, accessible by clicking […]

Fall of 2017: Brazil, Newcastle, Boston, Duluth; Publications

August 13 2017 Upcoming Gigs (and see April update) Markusen will be leading two workshops in op ed writing for participants at the annual a2ru (Alliance for Arts in Research Universities) meetings in Boston, November 2 and 3, 2017. Markusen has joined the new Ambient Intelligence: Duluth Arts Writing Cohort. She will serve as a […]

Bay Area Metro and Brazilian Contemporary Art Creative Placemaking

Ann Markusen presents on “Regional Challenges and Opportunities: Collaborating across Cities for a Healthy, Sustainable, and Equitable Bay Area,” Association of Bay Area Governments Special General Assembly, January 30, San Francisco April in Brazil: Ann Markusen works with long-time colleague Clelio Campolina Diniz, former Brazilian Minister of Science and Technology and President of the Universidade […]

Markusen honored by high school alma mater and appointed Vice-President of the international Regional Studies Association

Honors, appointments: Ann Markusen will be awarded the St. Margaret’s Academy Distinguished Alumni Award and be inducted into the 2016 Hall of Honor on February 1 at Benilde/St. Margaret’s Academy. Ann Markusen appointed as one of six Vice-Presidents of the international Regional Studies Association, November 2015, and is especially delighted to be serving with her […]

New: Future agenda for urban arts research; videos; media interviews; upcoming talks

New! Ann Markusen, “Creative Cities: A Ten Year Research Agenda” Journal of Urban Affairs, Special Issue on the Futures of Urban Studies Research, Vol.. 36, No. S2: 1-23, August. Abstract: Over the past decade, under the rubric of creative placemaking, policymakers, planners and practitioners have turned to arts and culture to enliven city life and […]