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Jeremy Liu

Senior Fellow for Arts, Culture and Equitable Development

Oakland, CA

Jeremy Liu is a community development strategist, social entrepreneur, real estate developer, and award-winning artist whose work has been seen in museums, art centers, neighborhoods, and at the oldest county fair in the U.S. As a Senior Fellow at PolicyLink, he is shaping and guiding a national initiative to integrate arts and culture into equitable development, including research and documentation for ArtPlace America's Community Development Investments Initiative and creative placemaking technical assistance for the National Endowment for the Arts and the Kresge Foundation. Jeremy invents, samples, and remixes diverse practices for equitable community development. From 2009 to 2012, he strategically repositioned the East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation, a nationally-recognized community development corporation from a focus on housing and services to using the social determinants of health as a framework for creating healthy places and communities. He integrated arts and culture into community development through a number of award-winning projects at the Asian Community Development Corporation in Boston between 1998 and 2009. 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. He is a current and/or past board member of The Center for Neighborhood Technology, the Alameda County Deputy Sheriffs’ Activities League, the New England Foundation for the Arts, and the Interaction Institute for Social Change.