John Delconte is a Doctoral Student in Regional Planning at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His main topic of study relates to creative placemaking—measuring its effects and testing its relationship to other outcomes, such as tourism. His experience in arts administration includes chairing of the Hillsborough Arts Council (HAC) of North Carolina for 10 years while having a simultaneous career in the health sciences as a medical writer. He has taught courses on downtown revitalization and world cities at the University at Albany and at the University of Massachusetts. He received an MS in sustainable tourism from East Carolina University, an MS in psychology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a BS in biology from Union College.
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