Ann Markusen: Cultural Planning and the Creative City: An Artist-Centered Research and Policy Agenda

International Studies in Planning Spring 2008 Lecture Series

Ann Markusen is professor and Fesler-Lampert Chair in Urban and Regional Affairs and director of the Project on Regional and Industrial Economics in the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. She is the author of several books on high technology, regional economic development, and industrial and defense economics. Markusen’s lecture will address the roles that artists play as innovators, community builders, and entrepreneurs as the new interest in creative cities and cultural economies places artists as core cultural workers in the spotlight.

Sponsored by the Department of City and Regional Planning, College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, A. D. White Professor-at-Large, and The Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies.