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Creative Communities
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Urban and regional planners, elected officials, and other decisionmakers are increasingly focused on what makes places livable. Access to the arts inevitably appears high on that list, but knowledge about how culture and the arts can act as a tool of economic development is sadly lacking. This important sector must be considered not only as a source of amenities or pleasant diversions, but also as a wholly integrated part of local economies. Employing original data produced through both quantitative and qualitative research, Creative Communities provides a greater understanding of how art works as an engine for transforming communities.

"Without good data and analysis —much of it grounded in economic theory —we cannot hope to strengthen communities through the arts or to achieve any of the other goals we set for the National Endowment for the Arts, the largest nationwide funder of the arts." —from the Foreword by Rocco Landesman

Contributors: Hasan Bakhshi (Nesta UK), Elisa Barbour (University of California, Berkeley), Shiri M. Breznitz (Georgia Institute of Technology), Roland J. Kushner (Muhlenberg College), Rex LaMore (Michigan State University), James Lawton (Michigan State), Neil Lee (Nesta UK), Richard G. Maloney (Boston University), Ann Markusen (University of Minnesota), Juan Mateos-Garcia (Nesta UK), Anne Gadwa Nicodemus (Metris Arts Consulting), Douglas S. Noonan (Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis), Peter Pedroni (Williams College), Amber Peruski (Michigan State), Michele Root-Bernstein (Michigan State), Robert Root-Bernstein (Michigan State), Eileen Roraback (Michigan State), Michael Rushton (Indiana University), Lauren Schmitz (New School for Social Research), Jenny Schuetz (University of Southern California), John Schweitzer (Michigan State), Stephen Sheppard (Williams College), Megan VanDyke (Michigan State), Gregory H. Wassall (Northeastern University)

Table of Contents

  1. Front Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-11
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  1. Causal Agents or Canaries in the Coal Mine? Art Galleries and Neighborhood Change
  2. pp. 12-35
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  1. The Arts, Consumption, and Innovation in Regional Development
  2. pp. 36-59
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  1. A Case Study in Cultural Economic Development: The Adams Arts Programs in Massachusetts
  2. pp. 60-79
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  1. Do Cultural Tax Districts Buttress Revenue Growth for Arts Organizations?
  2. pp. 80-96
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  1. Arts, Crafts, and STEM Innovation: A Network Approach to Understanding the Creative Knowledge Economy
  2. pp. 97-117
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  1. Arts Districts, Universities, and the Rise of Media Arts
  2. pp. 118-143
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  1. Cultural Enterprise Formation and Cultural Participation in America's Counties
  2. pp. 144-165
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  1. The Economic Consequences of Cultural Spending
  2. pp. 166-189
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  1. Capital of Culture? An Economic Analysis of the Relationship between Arts and Cultural Clusers, Wages, and the Creative Economy in English Cities
  2. pp. 190-216
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 217-218
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 219-225
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  1. Series Page, Back Cover
  2. pp. 226-227
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