Dot Dot Dot Ep 12: Dana Crawford on The NINE dot ARTS Podcast

“The Power of Placemaking”

Guest Dana Crawford, President of Urban Neighborhoods Inc.

How do you know when a place is timeless? 

Just ask Dana Crawford, “pioneering preservationist” and the champion behind some of Colorado’s most memorable places. As a longtime architectural conservation developer, Dana has led the redevelopment of more than 800,000 square feet of historic property in the city of Denver, including the famous Larimer Square and The Oxford Hotel, among others. Her wisdom and expertise have also been leveraged for numerous public projects including the development of Denver’s 16th Street Mall and even Coors Field. 

Dana’s inspiration can be felt throughout the city of Denver, such as in the famous Crawford Hotel inside Union Station, and in the ongoing revitalization of  the Lower Downtown Historic District (LoDo). Dana’s leadership of urban renewal projects that preserve and uplift local history has made her a legend in Colorado and beyond. Now, as President of Urban Neighborhoods Inc., Dana advises on revitalization and placemaking projects that aim to preserve the historic character of neglected main streets and neighborhoods nationwide. Tune in now for the Dot Dot Dot season finale, where Dana discusses the historical significance of place in every commercial project, emphasizing art and culture as the revitalizing forces that merge past, present, and future to capture authenticity and community pride.

Listen and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, or stream the conversations on our NINE dot ARTS YouTube channel.


Dana Crawford

President, Urban Neighborhoods Inc.


About Dot Dot Dot: The NINE dot ARTS Podcast

In our premier podcast series, NINE dot ARTS CEO and Co-Founder Martha Weidmann speaks with reputable business leaders to explore how art can create meaningful experiences in the built environment. Interviews bring to life the data behind the 2021 State of the Art Report, which surveyed nearly 200 business professionals from across industries on art’s influence on employee engagement, branding, return on investment, and more. Tune in weekly as we share the stories behind the numbers, giving listeners the inside scoop on the value of art in corporate, leisure, and public spaces. Download the 2021 State of the Art Report to learn more.

Stay tuned for Season 2 of Dot Dot Dot, the continuing conversation around art in the built environment, airing March 27th, 2022 wherever you get your podcasts!

Martha Weidmann

Martha Weidmann

CEO & Co-Founder