Johnson C. Smith University President Joins Dr. Katherine Loflin on the Place Matters Radio Show to Discuss First "Placemaking" Minor Offered at US University

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Dr. Ronald L. Carter, Ph.D. will join “Place Matters” to discuss the country's first "placemaking" minor offered at an accredited US university.

Dr. Ronald L. Carter, Ph.D. will join “Place Matters” to discuss placemaking from the perspective of higher education. Dr. Carter is creating the first placemaking/Soul of the Community minor at Johnson C. Smith University. This is the first formal incorporation of “placemaking” in a higher education course catalog anywhere in the country and, says Dr. Carter, a recognition that "placemaking" is emerging as a profession which plays an important role in the future of our communities.

About Dr. Ronald L. Carter, Ph.D.
Dr. Ronald L. Carter, is a native of High Point, NC and the 13th president of Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU) in Charlotte. Over the past thirty years, Dr. Carter has developed a reputation as a thought leader in medical ethics and community involvement. Now, Dr. Carter sees “placemaking” as a maturing profession and is developing the country's first formal minor track in the subject at JCSU.

Dr. Carter's background includes an impressive record of community and academic leadership from Boston University to the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.

About “Place Matters”:
Place Matters airs every Thursday at 11:00 AM (EST) on 880AM in Miami/Ft. Lauderdale and online around the globe at http://www.880thebiz.com. Podcasts are available on iTunes. The show is sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in Miami, FL and Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, NC.

About Placemaking:
Placemaking is the science of creating communities that are not only considered liveable, but also loveable. Dr. Loflin serves as lead project consultant and national content expert on the Knight Soul of the Community survey, which for the first time investigated what attaches people to their community and the impact on the city’s bottom line in 2008-2010 across 26 U.S. communities in partnership with Gallup. The groundbreaking findings of the project have captured national attention and inspired local action.

About Dr. Katherine Loflin:
Dr. Loflin is the lead project consultant and national expert on the Knight Soul of the Community project across 26 communities over the past four years. Since the release of the study, Dr. Loflin has become an in-demand consultant, advising politicians, planners, foundations and community leaders who are trying to improve their communities, using this model of visioning cities first as places. Through this project, she has been quoted widely in the press including Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Winnipeg Free Press, Crain’s Detroit Business, Miami Herald and LA Times.

Contact Dr. Loflin at: katherine.loflin(at)mac(dot)com (305) 450-7195
Link to listen live Thursdays at 11:00am:
http://den-a.plr.liquidcompass.net/player/flash/audio_player.php?id=WZABAM&uid=154

Dr. Katherine Loflin on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Dr.Katherine.Loflin
Radio show archive: http://katherineloflin.podbean.com/
Follow Dr. Loflin on Twitter: @katherineloflin

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