Creative City

City Builders and Architects of our Future

Please join Charles Landry, author of the Creative City, a Tool Kit for Urban Innovators on Friday, March 7 2014 at 10 AM in the Nancy Tessman Auditorium at the Salt Lake City Main Library. Attendance to the event is free but seating is limited and an RSVP is required to attend.

Presented by:
Salt Lake County
Salt Lake City
Internet Properties
Fidelity Investments
CRSA Architects 

Please reserve your complimentary seat by registering here.

The Art of City Making | The Next Steps

According to Landry, city making is a complex art. What makes a great 21st century city and how can it be measured. It involves a sense of a shared commons, eco-consciousness, intercultural understanding, rethinking planning, aesthetic appreciation, using creativity as a resource and a reinvigorated democracy. To make this happen well we need to identify and nurture our talents and resources, enable and support them, harness and exploit them and express this in the lived experience of the city. 

About Charles Landry

Charles Landry is an international authority on the use of imagination and creativity in urban change. He helps cities identify and make the most of their resources and to reach their potential by triggering their inventiveness and thinking. His overall aim is to help cities become more prosperous, culturally confident, resilient and self-sustaining, as well as to get onto the global radar screen. 

Acting as a critical friend, Charles works closely with decision makers and local leaders. He helps find apt and original solutions to seemingly intractable dilemmas, such as marrying innovation and tradition, balancing wealth, creation and social cohesiveness, exploring sustainable approaches to urban change, making the most of diversity, of blending local distinctiveness and global orientation. 

Charles has worked across the world with a large number of cities and been involved in several hundred projects. His writing has been influential and his best-known book is, The Creative City: A Toolkit for Urban Innovators; a global movement.