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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 […]

Saint Paul Keynote June 5, Living Wage Jobs at the Minnesota Legislature, New Research

Twin Cities Markusen Keynote:  Arts, Culture, and Cities,  June 5, 2014, 11:30-1:00, Landmark Center Legacy Luncheon, reservations advised, http://www.landmarkcenter.org/legacy.html Select Committee Report on Living Wage Jobs Released! https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/4804300/Living%20Wage%20Jobs%20Final%20Report%20514.pdf    oauthored with Minnesota House Representative Ryan Winkler and Macalester College Economics Professor Karine Moe, the Committee’s final report analyzes falling media incomes despite a comparatively strong Minnesota economy and reveals […]

Alert from The NEA, Guest Teaching, & Newly Published Work

Alert! The National Endowment for the Arts, concerned about the shutdown’s impact on their communications, would like all creative placemakers to know that a webinar on how to apply for the next round of Our Town funding will be held on November 4th, info at http://arts.gov/news/2013/national-endowment-arts-present-webinar-our-town Guest Teaching: Continuing her teaching/research gigs of one to seven months over the […]