January 10, 2013
January - October 2013
This is the story of how to build a creative economy, economic development, arts organization that exists solely to transform a dying urban area into a cool downtown. Although we are still very much a startup, and operate on a shoestring budget, Norwalk 2.0 is result of years of community activism and engagement with residents, political leaders, businesses and the arts in collaborative projects. Our goal was simple. We wanted a vibrant and flourishing downtown, and in order to get there we needed to transform our public space, our public policies and build a community.