The importance of neighborhood context in arts-led development

Murdoch, James, Grodach, Carl, & Foster, Nicole (2016) The importance of neighborhood context in arts-led development. Journal of Planning Education and Research, 36(1), pp. 32-48.

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This article contributes to the creative city–community development arts policy debate by examining the association of arts organizations to various neighborhood contexts in New York City. Results from multivariate regression analyses show that arts organizations regardless of type are positioned to serve the creative class rather than play a community development role. Notably, only a small subset of locally focused organizations and organizations with smaller expenditures locate in disadvantaged and immigrant neighborhoods where they might play a direct role in community development. Instead, most arts organizations tend to locate in the most highly urbanized, amenities-rich areas with young working singles and creative industries. These findings raise important questions for incorporating the arts into neighborhood planning efforts.

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ID Code: 87337
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Arts, Community development, Creative city, Creative class, Creative placemaking
DOI: 10.1177/0739456X15599040
ISSN: 0739-456X
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 The Author(s)
Deposited On: 09 Sep 2015 03:12
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2016 22:05

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