"Natural" Cultural Districts: A Three-City Study

Document Type

Policy Brief




This policy brief—a product of the SIAP Culture and Community Revitalization Collection, in collaboration with Reinvestment Fund---uses existing research on urban culture and community arts to make a case for culture-based neighborhood revitalization. The brief defines and illustrates "natural" cultural districts, highlights the synergy of social diversity and cultural engagement, and draws lessons of grassroots cultural clusters for community building and urban policy.


The SIAP Collection, Culture and Community Revitalization: A Collaboration, was produced in partnership with Reinvestment Fund with support by the Rockefeller Foundation.


Date Posted: 02 May 2017