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2018 Semaine de la Francophonie Creative Placemaking Summit
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When: Sunday, April 22, 2018
9:30 AM
Where: 1510 Courtableau Highway
Arnaudville, Louisiana  70512
United States
Presenter: Ann Markusen
Contact: Jacqueline Cochran
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Description *2018 Semaine de la Francophonie Creative Placemaking Summit, April 22-26, presents five days of information, networking and workshops with leading experts in "place creation." The purpose of the summit is to provide a platform from which the processes, tools and an understanding of Creative Placemaking are presented so as to further the most effective means of community betterment.
Attend all or any of the days conducted within the host communities of Arnaudville, New Iberia, Abbeville, Washington and Lafayette. Be prepared to experience fresh exchanges that enlighten and inspire, learn of ongoing projects in neighboring communities and participate in breakout sessions with speakers and presenters that are designed to assist with the creation of new or furthering of existing projects. Lastly, join fellow attendees at special evening events that celebrate and honor the Louisiana French identity.
Arts and culture centered projects and programs are proven transformers that are taking place everywhere, and following on its heels are the notable benefits of economic development.
Semaine de la Francophonie Creative Placemaking Summit is a project of the NUNU Arts and Culture Collective, Arnaudville, and is produced in partnership with CODOFIL, and with the support of Louisiana Office of Cultural Development Division of the Arts and the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area.



Ann Markusen is a leading authority on Creative Placemaking, having co-authored the 2010 “White Paper for The Mayors' Institute on City Design” leadership initiative funded by the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the United States Conference of Mayors and American Architectural Foundation. She is Director of the Arts Economy Initiative and the Project on Regional and Industrial Economics at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs, and Principal of Markusen Economic Research.

She is a researcher, frequent public speaker, and advisor to public agencies, policymakers, businesses, economic developers, and nonprofit organizations across the US, in Europe, Japan, Korea, Australia and Brazil. Her expertise is in economic development at the state and local level, where she brings analytical skills to bear on the ways that industries and occupations shape possibilities for creating good work. Markusen is currently serving as research and writing consultant for the Minnesota House of Representatives’ Select Committee on Living Wage Jobs.

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