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Building Livable Communities: Creating a Common Agenda Event Page

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Livability has become the framework for our Congress, our administration, and our federal agencies to invest in the quality of life, economic competitiveness, and recovery of the American community.  

Yet “livability” is a broad term encompassing many values.  Partners for Livable Communities, in association with the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum, hosted a forum that discusses how quality of life, economic development, and social services can be addressed  by engaging the full range of livability values, including transportation, housing, and amenities such as arts, cultural heritage, and design.  This blending of strategies has created a livability tool kit that city, state, and national leaders can use to revitalize the American community.

Our program featured a view of livability at the crossroads, a panel of federal officials outlining the federal livability agendas, and perspectives on how economic, social, and quality of life development fit into these agendas.  The forum sought to create a framework to advance cooperation among our federal partners, Congressional leaders, and staff as they weave resources together to restore the vigor and reinforce the livability of communities across America.

What: A forum to create a common livability framework that incorporates the full range of tools available to the movement.
When: Wednesday, September 22, 2010
2:00 - 5:00 PM (followed by an outdoor reception on the Hirshhorn Plaza)
Where: Ring Auditorium
Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
Washington, DC
Who: Congressional representatives, federal agencies, think tanks, cultural institutions, and community development leaders

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Partners Awarded ArtPlace Arts and Culture Temporium Grant

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dxd_logo1The D.C. Office of Planning (OP) has awarded a $75,000 “ArtPlace Arts and Culture Temporium” grant to Partners for Livable Communities (Partners) to develop and manage temporiums in underutilized spaces in the Deanwood neighborhood, one of the District’s earliest African American communities.

Under this grant, Partners will develop and manage DeanwoodxDesign, a project that showcases the rich arts, cultural, historical, and green space assets of Deanwood and Ward 7 through a community-wide, intergenerational, and collaborative effort. This project engages artists and a diverse network of Deanwood institutions and stakeholders to cultivate community pride, showcase and create great art, and invigorate the creative economy.

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