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Review Of The City As Subject: Seki Hajime And The Reinvention Of Modern Osaka, By Jeffrey E. Hanes, Carola Hein May 2003

Review Of The City As Subject: Seki Hajime And The Reinvention Of Modern Osaka, By Jeffrey E. Hanes, Carola Hein

Growth and Structure of Cities Faculty Research and Scholarship

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An Assessment Of Community Impact Of The Philadelphia Department Of Recreation Mural Arts Program, Mark J. Stern, Susan C. Seifert Apr 2003

An Assessment Of Community Impact Of The Philadelphia Department Of Recreation Mural Arts Program, Mark J. Stern, Susan C. Seifert

Philadelphia Mural Arts Program Community Impact Assessment—2003

This 2003 report is a first assessment of community impact of the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program since its start in 1984 under the Philadelphia Anti-Graffiti Network. The study, undertaken from 2000 to 2002, incorporated a variety of methods. SIAP developed a geographic database on the location of murals to assess whether their density was related to other characteristics of a neighborhood. The team also developed a detailed mural production database to examine the nature of community involvement in MAP's process. Finally, the team employed a “community leveraging" model, based on a method developed by Penn’s Program ...


Culture’S Role In Community Revitalization In Philadelphia, Mark J. Stern Mar 2003

Culture’S Role In Community Revitalization In Philadelphia, Mark J. Stern

Dynamics of Culture—2003-2005

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 ...


Culture And The Changing Urban Landscape: Philadelphia 1997-2002, Mark J. Stern Mar 2003

Culture And The Changing Urban Landscape: Philadelphia 1997-2002, Mark J. Stern

Dynamics of Culture—2003-2005

This paper was an early product of the Dynamics of Culture project, undertaken to bring time into SIAP’s analysis of the role of culture in urban communities. The author uses data on Philadelphia’s changing urban context from 1990 - 2000 and changes in its cultural sector from 1997 – 2002 to assess the impact of culture on neighborhood wellbeing.

The research found that Philadelphia, unlike “world cities,” cannot rely on the market alone to generate the cataclysmic churning of its land market. By the same token, the city cannot count on a massive inflow of capital to support its cultural ...


The "Public Menace" Of Blight: Urban Renewal And The Private Uses Of Eminent Domain, Wendell E. Pritchett Jan 2003

The "Public Menace" Of Blight: Urban Renewal And The Private Uses Of Eminent Domain, Wendell E. Pritchett

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

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