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Public Art and Planning

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Public art is any work of art situated in or visible from a publicly accessible space. It includes visual art — such as statues and murals — performance art — such as musical and theatrical events — and other creative practices that spur community dialogue, connect communities and issues, generate economic activity, or humanize the built environment. This edition of PAS QuickNotes introduces public art as a tool for placemaking and community engagement.

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