Sustainable Communities integrate a balance of social, environmental and economic values.  As part of the balanced urban ecology we are advocating for in Jersey City, SJC has moved to bring the arts more centrally into our Innovative Demonstration Projects and into our educational outreach activities – we are doing this AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE !!  We feel that artists can help us to evolve some of our sustainability strategies thru a unique lens and welcome their participation at all of our events.

WE LOVE THIS NYC PROJECT – ARTISTS ARE INTEGRAL TO THE MUNICIPAL DESIGN PROCESS AND PROBLEM SOLVE ALONGSIDE  TECHNICAL PROFESSIONALS & OTHER COMMUNITY STAKEHOLDERS INTERESTED TO BRING INNOVATION & BEST PRACTICES TO THE FOREFRONT – CALL / CITY AS LIVING LABORATORY !!

Sustainability is a cultural conversation. Check out this cool video presentation – Art, Architecture and Design: Transforming Place in Global Cities

Learn more about SJC’s +ART Team initiatives by sending us an email with +ART in the subject line.  And here’s more about SJC’s Rain Garden +ART Campaign, recently awarded a Geraldine R. Dodge Planning Grant.  This project is an environmental remediation and outreach initiative, using artistic expression to educate the public and advocate for more Green Infrastructure – Trees, Rain Gardens, Bioswales, Green Roofs – in Jersey City.  More Green Infrastructure will allow us to better manage our stormwater issues and to create increased ecosystem and quality of life benefits for those who live and work here.

SJC+ART Curator’s statement from the Drawing Rooms Exhibition

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Stay tuned for some new leardership announcements for this important initiative and the 2016 schedule for SJC’s Green Drinks +ART networking events !!

+ART 2011-2013 BACKSTORY HERE

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