Join innovative leaders from the worlds of arts and culture, government, community and economic development and grantmaking at the 2020 Pacific Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit. Engage with others who are enhancing places through creativity and art through training sessions, field workshops and conversations that will generate next steps for the new decade. Past participants have formed new collaborations, gained vital insights and have inspired each other towards excellence in equitable practice.

Let's meet up in Anchorage, Alaska!

Interested in getting involved with the planning of our summits?



Description: Moments to come together as a full Summit group and learn from leaders in the field. Focuses on storytelling, case studies, and panel discussion.

Quantity: 4

Developed by: Executive Committee


Description: Series of Creative Placemaking Core workshops/presentations that emphasize the basics of creative placemaking. These provide a track throughout the Summit to introduce, remind, or sharpen skills.

Quantity: 6

Developed by: Executive Committee

Peer exchanges and Strategic Conversations


Description: These "unplugged" discussions focus on the big pictures of the field. In particular, they aim at producing resolutions or next steps to make real impact following the Summit.

Quantity: 5

Developed by: Executive Committee


Description: These discussions are based on successful models / case studies in the field. Work is presented in a "TED Talk" style, with an interactive and discussion element following with participants.

Quantity: 5

Developed by: RFP Process / Working Group

Training Sessions

Description: Hands on session, focused on learning tools and techniques to be applied to communities outside of Summit. More emphasis on participation and takeaways. All training sessions are repeated.

Quantity: 5

Developed by: RFP Process / Working Group

Field Workshops

Description: Go out into the surrounding community to learn about current creative placemaking initiatives. These workshops present hands on exploration and application of the takeaways from the Summit.

Quantity: 4

Developed by: RFP Process / Working Group



Summit participants are eager to learn about new thinking and analysis in the creative placemaking field.  We invite you to submit a proposal to present and facilitate a conversation on your book, research-based scholarly article, a report prepared for an institution (such as an arts agency), doctoral dissertation, master's thesis, or capstone for the Certificate in Creative Placemaking program . The presentation should be based on research conducted within the last three years.  It has to be published within the past two years, or be a forthcoming document. You can also submit a proposal to moderate a roundtable conversation on research conducted by others. In this case, please identify the researchers and the research projects they will be discussing. For questions about this type of session, please contact NCCP Executive Director Leonardo Vazquez, AICP/PP at

Thanks to our 2020 summit sponsors!

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Board Chair: Richard Bryant

Founding Director: Leonardo Vazquez, AICP/PP

1021 Stuyvesant Ave, Suite 4

Union, NJ 07083


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