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Culture And Community Revitalization: A Framework For The Emerging Field Of Culture-Based Neighborhood Revitalization, Mark J. Stern, Susan C. Seifert Aug 2011

Culture And Community Revitalization: A Framework For The Emerging Field Of Culture-Based Neighborhood Revitalization, Mark J. Stern, Susan C. Seifert

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

This summary flyer provides an overview of the publications produced as part of the Culture and Community Revitalization project. The SIAP - Reinvestment Fund collaboration was undertaken from 2006 to 2008 with support by the Rockefeller Foundation.

http://repository.upenn.edu/siap_revitalization/


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.


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 reviews 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.


"Natural" Cultural Districts And Neighborhood Revitalization, Mark J. Stern Jun 2009

"Natural" Cultural Districts And Neighborhood Revitalization, Mark J. Stern

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

In this presentation, Stern argues for a policy approach that recognizes creativity as deeply embedded in urban social structure and the importance of diversity (economic, ethnic, and household) to the social production of the arts and culture. Only then can we come up with strategies that stimulate a creative society, not just a creative economy.


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.


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.


Creativity And Neighborhood Development: Strategies For Community Investment, Jeremy Nowak Dec 2007

Creativity And Neighborhood Development: Strategies For Community Investment, Jeremy Nowak

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

In this publication, Jeremy Nowak, President and CEO of The Reinvestment Fund, examines the role of community-based arts and cultural activity in neighborhood development and points towards strategies for building an integrated vision of creativity and development. The monograph focuses on the ways cultural activity and neighborhood development have complementary and in some ways intertwined missions. Nowak also offers a framework for flexible investment and funding that supports the synthesis of creativity, development, and knowledge and contributes to imaginative and substantive urban revitalization.


Cultivating “Natural” Cultural Districts, Mark J. Stern, Susan C. Seifert Sep 2007

Cultivating “Natural” Cultural Districts, Mark J. Stern, Susan C. Seifert

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

This brief presents the concept of “natural” cultural district as a vehicle to translate grassroots culture into urban revitalization. The term is both descriptive and analytical. Descriptively, a “natural” cultural district identifies a neighborhood that has spawned a density of assets—organizations, businesses, participants, and artists—that sets it apart from other neighborhoods. Analytically, cultural clusters are of interest because of density’s side effects. They can build community, spur cultural production, and attract new services and residents. The challenge is how to encourage these geographically-defined social networks without snuffing out the spark that makes them distinctive. “Natural” cultural districts ...


Crane Arts: Financing Artists’ Workspaces, The Reinvestment Fund, Social Impact Of The Arts Project (Siap) Aug 2007

Crane Arts: Financing Artists’ Workspaces, The Reinvestment Fund, Social Impact Of The Arts Project (Siap)

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

This brief tells the story of Crane Arts, the conversion of Crane Plumbing Company’s 1905 factory and warehouse in Philadelphia's Old Kensington, to affordable artist studio and gallery space. In spring 2004 two artists and a developer--Crane Arts LLC—purchased the property and began the challenge of rehabilitation of a century-old factory in a former manufacturing district. Along the way, they heard about TRF’s lending activities, including commercial real estate in urban neighborhoods. The Crane Arts project was a perfect fit for TRF, which views the arts as critical to the health of a community and invests ...


Culture And Urban Revitalization, Mark J. Stern Jun 2007

Culture And Urban Revitalization, Mark J. Stern

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

This presentation references the SIAP/TRF Harvest Document (Jan 2007) to provide a critical review of literature on culture and urban revitalization. Posing the question--Does creativity have a pay-off for distressed cities?—the talk highlights shortcomings of arguments based solely on the arts as economic engine, including current theory on the creative economy and the creative class. Stern argues that a cultural cluster approach--which is really about economic sociology--leads to a focus on social impacts and an inclusive vision of culture-based revitalization.


The Power Of Place-Making: A Summary Of Creativity And Neighborhood Development: Strategies For Community Investment, Jeremy Nowak Jan 2007

The Power Of Place-Making: A Summary Of Creativity And Neighborhood Development: Strategies For Community Investment, Jeremy Nowak

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

This document offers a summary of The Reinvestment Fund (TRF) publication, Creativity and Neighborhood Development: Strategies for Community Investment, which lays out steps for building an integrative vision of creativity and neighborhood revitalization. The monograph, by Reinvestment Fund CEO Jeremy Nowak, focuses on the ways cultural activity and redevelopment have complementary and in some ways intertwined missions and offers a framework for flexible investment and funding that can spur imaginative and substantive neighborhood renewal.


Culture And Urban Revitalization: A Harvest Document, Mark J. Stern, Susan C. Seifert Jan 2007

Culture And Urban Revitalization: A Harvest Document, Mark J. Stern, Susan C. Seifert

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

This document provides an overview of the state-of-the-art literature on culture and urban revitalization. Part 2 places the creative sector in contemporary context with a discussion of three social dynamics: the “new urban reality”, the changing structure of the creative sector, and the emergence of transactional policy-making. Part 3 turns to the major dimensions of current literature on culture-based urban revitalization: the promise of the creative economy; culture’s role in building community capacity; and the negative consequences of culture-based development. Part 4 uses the critical synthesis afforded by the review of literature to propose a new model of a ...