An essential element of NJIT’s Hub for Creative Placemaking is to continually engage in research projects which will support and inform field-building for Creative Placemaking. NJIT, one of our nation’s Carnegie Very High Research Institutions (R-1), is committed to advancing the highest quality basic and applied research and scholarship fostering creativity, interdisciplinary collaboration, community engagement and commitment to the highest level of professional ethics.
Through NJIT’s Hub for Creative Placemaking, we have the ability to call upon our scholars and experts from across the 6 colleges within NJIT and from its New Jersey Innovation Institute.
Currently, under the direction of Dr. Michael Ehrlich, a professor with the Martin Tuchman School of Management and his graduate research assistant, Milena Bajic, and research assistant, Evlyn Baker we have undertaken a “Process Study.” The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the success and impacts of the Creative Placemaking process in a socially equitable real-world application and to inform the effective and comprehensive delivery of leadership and skills-building training in the Creative Placemaking field of practice.
Stay tuned for more information on our Process Study as well as our next research project.