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Jeremy Liu

Senior Fellow - Arts, Culture, and Equitable Development
PolicyLink


Jeremy Liu is a community development strategist, social entrepreneur, real estate developer, and award-winning artist whose work has been exhibited in museums, art centers and at country’s oldest county fair. He invents, samples, and remixes creative practices for equitable community development. From 2009 to 2012, he led the strategic repositioning of a nationally-recognized community development corporation to focus on the social determinants of health that led to recognition by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and also launched NeighborWorks America on a path towards embracing the social determinants of health in community development. As a Senior Fellow at PolicyLink, he is shaping and guiding a national initiative to integrate arts and culture into equitable development; he co-authored Creative Change: Arts, Culture, and Equitable Development — A Policy and Practice Primer. He co-founded Creative Ecology Partners, an art and design studio incubating economic and community development innovation, which developed the Creative Determinants of Health framework and created the National Bitter Melon Council, winner of the 2005 Artadia Award, to address social bitterness. They also developed concepts for transforming WIC stores into community health and economic development franchises and expanding a community land trust to include urban agriculture and community gardens. As the Managing Director of Creative Development Partners, an investment and real estate development firm, he is leading the creation of “community benefits by design” hospitality ventures in the Bay Area. He serves on the board of directors of the Center for Neighborhood Technology, and is a consultant and advisor to community developers, foundations, and businesses around the country.