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Dynamics of Culture—2003-2005

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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 ...