Creative Communities: Art Works in Economic Development by Michael Rushton,Rocco Landesman

By Michael Rushton,Rocco Landesman

Urban and local planners, elected officers, and different decisionmakers are more and more taken with what makes locations livable. entry to the humanities necessarily appears to be like excessive on that checklist, yet wisdom approximately how tradition and the humanities can act as a device of financial improvement is unfortunately missing. this significant region has to be thought of not just as a resource of facilities or friendly diversions, but additionally as a totally built-in a part of neighborhood economies. applying unique facts produced via either quantitative and qualitative examine, artistic groups presents a better realizing of ways paintings works as an engine for remodeling communities.

"Without strong info and analysis—much of it grounded in fiscal theory—we can't desire to reinforce groups throughout the arts or to accomplish any of the opposite ambitions we set for the nationwide Endowment for the humanities, the biggest national funder of the arts." —from the Foreword by way of Rocco Landesman

Contributors: Hasan Bakhshi (Nesta UK), Elisa Barbour (University of California, Berkeley), Shiri M. Breznitz (Georgia Institute of Technology), Roland J. Kushner (Muhlenberg College), Rex LaMore (Michigan country University), James Lawton (Michigan State), Neil Lee (Nesta UK), Richard G. Maloney (Boston University), Ann Markusen (University of Minnesota), Juan Mateos-Garcia (Nesta UK), Anne Gadwa Nicodemus (Metris Arts Consulting), Douglas S. Noonan (Indiana University–Purdue collage Indianapolis), Peter Pedroni (Williams College), Amber Peruski (Michigan State), Michele Root-Bernstein (Michigan State), Robert Root-Bernstein (Michigan State), Eileen Roraback (Michigan State), Michael Rushton (Indiana University), Lauren Schmitz (New tuition for Social Research), Jenny Schuetz (University of Southern California), John Schweitzer (Michigan State), Stephen Sheppard (Williams College), Megan VanDyke (Michigan State), Gregory H. Wassall (Northeastern University)

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