NINE dot ARTS Releases E-Book on Creative Placemaking

Award-winning, national art consulting and creative placemaking firm launches free placemaking resource for real estate development and differentiation

Today, NINE dot ARTS, a nationally recognized, award-winning art consulting and creative placemaking firm, released an e-book on placemaking, a people-centered process that involves the planning, design and management of public spaces. The e-book, “The Art of Placemaking,” is a guide for leveraging art and culture in pursuit of one-of-a-kind destinations.

We are honored to have the opportunity to share ‘The Art of Placemaking’ with the world,” said Martha Weidmann, CEO and Co-founder of NINE dot ARTS. “We know the tremendous impact art and culture have on individuals, businesses, and society at large, and we’re eager for real estate professionals of all kinds to reap these benefits in their development of new corporate, leisure, and public spaces for people to live, work, and play.” 

Placemaking benefits highlighted in the e-book: 

  • Increased foot traffic and revenue
  • Higher rates and longer bookings
  • Faster sales and lease ups
  • Lower turnover rates
  • Earned media
  • Brand recognition
  • Community engagement and goodwill
  • A unique sense of place
  • Intuitive wayfinding
  • Reflection of DEIB values (diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging)

From planning for art early in the project lifecycle, to collaborating with artists and community members, to designing intentionally with people in mind, “The Art of Placemaking” provides five essential principles for creating unforgettable environments that keep people coming back. The resource also features several QR codes directing readers to podcasts, videos, and project spotlights that further demonstrate how art and culture can transform the built environment for the better. 

Altogether, “The Art of Placemaking” communicates the many economic and livability outcomes that result from thoughtful placemaking – from workforce development and job creation to improved public safety, community building and civic pride.