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The Scenic Route guide to arts, culture, and transportation

Creative placemaking is an approach that deeply engages the arts, culture, and creativity—especially from underrepresented communities—in planning and designing transportation projects to better reflect and celebrate local culture, heritage, and values. This updated guide from Smart Growth America and Transportation for America provides a tour of the eight common approaches used in exemplary projects across the country at the potent intersection of arts, culture, and transportation.

We’ve summarized the ways that artists most often contribute to transportation projects through eight specific approaches. Explore the eight approaches. 

Since 2016, SGA has led and supported arts, culture, and creative placemaking work with training, funding, research, and on the ground transportation improvements with a focus on creativity and equity. Learn about SGA’s work.

Read dozens of stories illustrating arts, culture, and transportation collaborations in action and search them by location, mode, or approach. Read them all.