John Delconte to teach 'Creative Economy and Placemaking' this spring

AES is pleased to announce that John Delconte has joined our online faculty and will be teaching Creative Economy and Placemaking this spring. In the Creative Economy and Placemaking course, students will learn what the creative economy and creative placemaking are, how they impact arts and culture, the role they can play in revitalizing a community, and what impact the creative economy and creative placemaking may have on their arts management work. Creative Economy and Placemaking can be taken “a la carte,or as part of our degree and certificate programs, including AES’s new advanced Leadership Certificate in Arts Management.

John Delconte is a Doctoral Student in Regional Planning at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His main topic of study relates to creative placemaking—measuring its effects and testing its relationship to other outcomes, such as tourism. His experience in arts administration includes chairing the Hillsborough Arts Council (HAC) of North Carolina for 10 years while having a simultaneous career in the health sciences as a medical writer. He has taught courses on downtown revitalization and world cities at the University at Albany and at the University of Massachusetts. He received an MS in sustainable tourism from East Carolina University, an MS in psychology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a BS in biology from Union College. 

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