Stephen Goldsmith


Former President

Stephen Goldsmith is the Director of the Center for the Living City, an organization inspired by the work of Jane Jacobs and founded with her encouragement. Among the Center’s programs is Jane Jacobs Walk an international program. As a sculptor and craftsman, his large-scale environmental works and water features can be found throughout Salt Lake City, Utah where he resides.  He founded the non-profit organization Artspace, which has developed hundreds of affordable live/work spaces, educational facilities and incubator space for many non-profits in the city’s historic warehouse district.  He was the first artist/planning director appointed in a major city in the U.S.  During the 2002 Olympics he produced an international symposium and exhibition titled, “The Physical Fitness of Cities: Vision and Ethics in City Building.” He was Director of the Rose Architectural Fellowship for Enterprise Community Partners in Baltimore and is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Utah’s College of Architecture and Planning. His most recent project, “The Temporary Museum of Permanent Change” can be seen at: www.museumofchange.org.