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Culturally Competent Placemaking I: Human Needs

What makes people happy? They want their needs met. In this webinar, we’ll explore what psychologists say are six universal human needs, and how creative placemakers can address them in their work. Understanding core human needs will help you understand not just what people say, but what they mean.

After you're watched the recording and read the resources, let's talk about this topic in an upcoming community conversation.

Questions?  Contact Leo Vazquez at leo@cpcommunities.org
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Guerrilla art on New York's Lower East Side reflects a need to self-actualize. Image by Leonardo Vazquez.

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Leonardo Vazquez, AICP/PP

President, Creative Placemaking Communities

Leo is the President of Creative Placemaking Communities. He has more than two decades of experience in community economic development, leadership development, and adult education.
He has more than a decade of experience teaching and practicing creative placemaking. He is President of Creative Placemaking Communities and was the Founding Director of The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking.

He is the author of Leading from the Middle: Strategic Thinking for Urban Planning and Community Development Professionals and co-editor of Diálogos: Placemaking in Latino Communities.
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