From Chris Miller…
As some one who is interested in good city governance, urban design,
city planning and creative economies, you will want to know that
Charles Landry, one of the leading world authorities on how to build
“creative cities” and has literally written THE book on the topic, is
coming to speak in Savannah Tuesday 7pm July 8th at the Morris Center
in Trustees Garden.
The event is free and open to the public. Highly recommended for
urban planners, architects, economic developers, municipal employees,
planning staff, the preservation community and anyone who is
interested in how great cities are made.
If Richard Florida is the guy who described what a “creative”
city/economy is and why you might want one, Charles Landry is the guy
who wrote the book on how you actually build one and what they look
like when you get there. His ideas could be put to great use in
Savannah as we consider our various options. He will be in town for
2 days speaking with civic leaders and touring various projects.
(More Landry Info)
“Charles Landry helps cities transform their thinking so that they look
at their potential imaginatively and can plan and act with originality.
He assesses the interplay and the impacts of deeper global trends, and
attempts to ground these in practical initiatives. He inspires,
stimulates, challenges and facilitates transformation.”
“Charles is an authority on creativity and its uses and how city futures
are shaped by paying attention to the culture of a place. His recent
book The Art of City Making (September 2006) now in its third edition
and published by Earthscan has been highly acclaimed. It focuses on how
cities can be more “creative for the world” so that the energies of
individuals and companies can be brought into alignment with their