Love Letter to a Rustbelt City

Here's a fantastic video, "Love Letters to Syracuse," that illustrates the transformative, community-building role public art can play. For the project, artist Steven Powers painted bold, vivid messages about the city across old train bridges. The messages came from residents who were asked what they loved or hated about the community. See for yourself (via the Sustainable Cities Collective).


 

A LOVE LETTER TO SYRACUSE from samuel j macon on Vimeo.

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Florida is author of The Rise of the Creative Class, Who's Your City?, and The Great Reset. He's also the founder of the Creative Class Group, and a list of his current clients can be found here.

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