The Art of Placemaking Podcast: Kip Bergstrom, Create Here Now CT
Bergstrom is Deputy Commissioner, Department of Economic and Community Development in the State of Connecticut. From the DECD website:
Kip has 30 years of experience as a strategist, business executive, economic development professional and place-maker. He is a nationally prominent advocate of place-centric economic development. He has participated in the successful repositioning the City of Stamford, the State of Rhode Island and Connecticut’s largest bank. His interests, writings and accomplishments span the full spectrum of economic development, including tourism, education and talent, transportation, entrepreneurship, technology commercialization, real estate development, and the interface of the human network and the natural system.
Bergstrom shares a little about Connecticut’s CreateHereNowCT (CHN) a pilot program which is developing replicable creative placemaking strategies in over twenty communities around the State which is an ArtPlace America funded initiative.
Bergstrom will be joining a panel “What can cities and state governments do to foster creative development?” with Erin Williams and Lynne McCormack, Director, Department of Art Culture + Tourism, City of Providence, RI.