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Placemaking Indiana

Placemaking Indiana LogoIHCDA's Placemaking Indiana initiative provides support to communities that are interested in implementing their own placemaking through research, technical assistance and funding opportunities.

Placemaking at IHCDA

Placemaking is about fostering places where people want to live, work and play. This type of place-based community revitalization is a powerful tool to achieve IHCDA’s Vision of “an Indiana with a sustainable quality of life for all Hoosiers in the community of their choice.”

Like many local and state entities, IHCDA already has placemaking embedded in some of its programs and policies, such as the Stellar Communities program and the Desirable Sites scoring category in the Qualified Allocation Plan.

In 2016, Placemaking Indiana was created to make the inclusion of placemaking in IHCDA’s work even more deliberate. The Placemaking Manager will accomplish this by providing education and resources about placemaking, implementing creative funding mechanisms, developing new partnerships and expanding IHCDA’s placemaking web presence to help increase awareness about placemaking in Indiana.

Placemaking Indiana Newsletter

To learn more about the intersection of urban design, economic development, public art and health, and civic connection, subscribe now to IHCDA’s new newsletter Placemaking Indiana Monthly.The newsletter is designed to connect readers with others promoting community development across the state, offer up local news from the field, and provide great resources and educational opportunities.

Programs and Resources:

Placemaking 101
CreatINg Places
My Community, My Vision