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Brooklyn's Thirst, Long Island's Water: Consolidation, Local Control, And The Aquifir, Jeffrey A. Kroessler Jan 2014

Brooklyn's Thirst, Long Island's Water: Consolidation, Local Control, And The Aquifir, Jeffrey A. Kroessler

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The creation of greater New York City in 1898 promised a solution to the problem of supplying Brooklyn and Queens with water. In the 1850s, the City of Brooklyn tapped ponds and streams on the south side of Queens County, and in the 1880s, dug wells for additional supply. This lowered the water table and caused problems for farmers and oystermen, many of whom sued the city for damages. Ultimately, salt water seeped into some wells from over-pumping. By 1896, Brooklyn’s system had reached its limit. Prevented by the state legislature from tapping the aquifer beneath Suffolk’s Pine ...


Cultural Assets Agglomeration And Neighborhood Revitalization: An Empirical Investigation Of Philadelphia, 1997 - 2006, Mark J. Stern, Susan C. Seifert Oct 2009

Cultural Assets Agglomeration And Neighborhood Revitalization: An Empirical Investigation Of Philadelphia, 1997 - 2006, Mark J. Stern, Susan C. Seifert

Culture and Community Revitalization: A SIAP/Reinvestment Fund Collaboration—2007-2009

This presentation is a review of SIAP's research in Philadelphia over the previous decade, in particular, the development of empirical methods to examine the links between cultural engagement and neighborhood revitalization. The talk highlights data and methods used to construct a Cultural Asset Index for Philadelphia; key findings regarding social and community impacts of cultural assets agglomeration; and implications for research, policy, and planning.


Culture And Neighborhood Revitalization, Mark J. Stern Apr 2008

Culture And Neighborhood Revitalization, Mark J. Stern

Culture and Community Revitalization: A SIAP/Reinvestment Fund Collaboration—2007-2009

This presentation was prepared for a convening of the Delaware Valley Grantmakers in Philadelphia in April 2008. The purpose of the talk was to draw on SIAP research--in particular, insights from the SIAP/Reinvestment Fund collaboration with the Rockefeller Foundation--to shed light on the emerging role of philanthropy in culture-based neighborhood revitalization.


Cpaa Evaluation: Interim Findings, Mark J. Stern, Susan C. Seifert Jul 2006

Cpaa Evaluation: Interim Findings, Mark J. Stern, Susan C. Seifert

Community Partners in Arts Access Evaluation

This presentation is a summary of SIAP’s interim report on the Knight CPAA evaluation. The report has three parts: an assessment of the relationship of cultural participation and serious crime in North Philadelphia; an update on levels of cultural participation in North Philadelphia and Camden; and the findings of a set of interviews with grantees and others involved in CPAA.


Philadelphia-Camden Cultural Participation Benchmarking Project: Presentation Of Neighborhood Survey Results, Alan S. Brown Jun 2005

Philadelphia-Camden Cultural Participation Benchmarking Project: Presentation Of Neighborhood Survey Results, Alan S. Brown

Philadelphia and Camden Cultural Participation Benchmark Project

This presentation provides a summary of findings of a 2004 neighborhood survey of North Philadelphia and Camden, NJ conducted for the Benchmark Project. The slides summarize data on a range of activities, venues, and social context among adult residents of these predominantly low-income neighborhoods. Brown also outlines a framework for thinking about cultural participation based on "level of creative control."