Here is a partial list of my references. I will post more soon.

Links to References:

Placemaking and Creative Economy Background Information:

http://www.creativeclass.com/richard_florida

http://www.ceosforcities.org/about/history/

http://bettercities.net/article/carol-coletta-leaves-ceos-cities-new-mission-14567

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ian-david-moss/creative-placemaking-has-_b_1501794.html?ref

http://www.artplaceamerica.org/grants/st-claude-arts-district-parkette-program/

http://www.pps.org/reference/what_is_placemaking/

http://www.nea.gov/pub/CreativePlacemaking-Paper.pdf

http://thirtytwomag.com/2012/06/the-fall-of-thecreative-class/

Neighborland Press

http://www.boulderstartups.org/2012/04/pick-a-good-partner-tee-parham/

http://streetfightmag.com/2011/08/03/neighborland-helps-citizens-share-ideas-and-shape-their-community/

http://grist.org/cities/facebook-for-cities-a-social-network-for-neighborhood-improvement/

http://www.shareable.net/blog/new-social-network-crowdsources-better-neighborhoods

http://techcrunch.com/2012/04/18/obvious-backs-online-community-for-local-neighborhoods-and-cities-neighborland/

http://blog.thenounproject.com/post/26840569611/san-franciscos-iconathon-recap

http://danparham.com/profile-of-dan-parham-designer/

http://govfresh.com/2011/07/neighborland/

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/jobs-and-economy/2012/05/rethinking-our-cities-rebuild-era/2048/

http://www.npr.org/2012/07/02/155916382/filling-in-new-orleans-future-one-blank-at-a-time

http://www.bestofneworleans.com/blogofneworleans/archives/2012/07/02/new-orleans-became-a-blank-slate-after-hurricane-katrina-struck-in-2005

Funding

http://thenextweb.com/insider/2012/04/18/biz-stones-obvious-invests-time-and-money-into-neighborland-to-help-citizens-unite/

http://www.dailycamera.com/business/ci_20541054/neighborland-startup-connections-boulder-raises-1-2m?source=rss

http://chrisschultz.net/2012/04/18/new-orleans-neighborland/

http://siliconbayounews.com/tag/crunchfund/

http://www.lererventures.com/

http://candychang.com/?p=17968

http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1548687/000154868712000001/xslFormDX01/primary_doc.xml

Louisiana new tech industries:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/adrianalopez/2012/06/28/louisianas-diverse-tech-mecca/

http://launchpadnola.com/

http://techcrunch.com/2012/05/04/new-orleans-first-tech-incubator-launch-pad-ignition-debuts-its-second-batch-of-startups/

Parkettes:

http://sfpavementtoparks.sfplanning.org/

http://www.governing.com/topics/energy-env/gov-parklets-next-big-idea-in-urban-planning.html

http://createquity.com/2012/03/parklets-coming-soon-to-a-city-near-you.html

http://missionlocal.org/2012/02/too-many-parklets-in-the-mission/

http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/visualarts/2011/toronto-parkettes-a-map-a-catalogue-and-8-situations-%E2%80%A6or-an-attempt-to-exhaust-the-potential-of-typological-analysis-in-small-public-space-design%E2%80%9D/

Stickers and chalkboards:

http://beforeidie.cc/

http://www.walkerart.org/magazine/2012/candy-chang-urban-interventions-minneapolis

http://www.good.is/post/forget-twitter-try-stickers-low-tech-project-inspires-community-engagement-in-new-orleans/

http://candychang.com/tag/parks-plants/

http://americancity.org/daily/entry/i-wish-this-was…-making-real-what-happens-on-the-internet

Civic Center

http://www.core77.com/blog/articles/route_77_travelogue_part_3_shaping_communities_through_design_22739.asp

Old Bay Bridge:

http://www.good.is/post/the-old-bay-bridge-san-francisco-s-high-line/

http://www.princeclausfund.nl/urbanheroes/abert/texto3.htm

http://sf.streetsblog.org/2009/09/09/uc-planners-envision-bay-line-park-on-the-old-bay-bridge-span/