Dynamics of Culture—2003-2005

Document Type

Presentation

Date

3-2003

Abstract

SIAP grew out of the belief that a better understanding of how the arts fit into urban social processes could provide a stronger foundation for policy making beyond a narrow focus on economic development. Its research to date can inform urban policy and community development strategies in several ways: highlight upcoming trends beyond “urban crisis”; measure the impacts of cultural engagement on urban neighborhoods; and document the mechanisms through which cultural sector works in urban communities.

Thus the arts and culture are not marginal but rather are at the center of the new urban reality—characterized by a mix of decline and revitalization. Looking forward, SIAP wants to document how cultural engagement—along with other forms of community involvement—fit into an evolving “new civil society.”

Comments

SIAP's Dynamics of Culture collection includes research and convenings undertaken from 2003 to 2005 with support by the Rockefeller Foundation.

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Date Posted: 18 May 2017