Cities and the Arts: A Handbook for Renewal

Cities and the Arts: A Handbook for Renewal

by Roger L. Kemp
     
 

Citizens, nonprofit organizations and local public officials—in increasing numbers—are using the arts and culture as vehicles to improve their downtowns, as well as to enhance general economic conditions within their communities. Public officials especially are learning that they can plant the seeds of urban renewal and, at the same time, promote their

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Citizens, nonprofit organizations and local public officials—in increasing numbers—are using the arts and culture as vehicles to improve their downtowns, as well as to enhance general economic conditions within their communities. Public officials especially are learning that they can plant the seeds of urban renewal and, at the same time, promote their city's culture and arts. This not only renews their neighborhoods and downtowns, but also attracts tourists and private investment. A new eclectic economic development model has evolved and is beginning to work in a number of politically, economically, racially and culturally diverse communities throughout America.

From Atlanta and Reno to Philadelphia and Seattle, this work includes numerous case studies that demonstrate the ways in which cities and towns are now using the arts to stimulate both downtown and neighborhood revitalization. The future of the arts in cities is also examined. Five appendices are included, as well: "Cities with Arts, Cultural, and/or Entertainment Districts in the United States," "Regional Resource Directory," "National Resource Directory," "National Directory of State Art Agencies," and "National Directory of Regional Arts Organizations."

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exciting collection of essays...an excellent, up-to-date treatment of a timely topic

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786420070
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
10/29/2004
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.66(d)

Meet the Author

Roger L. Kemp, Ph.D., has been a city manager on both the East and West coasts for more than 25 years and holds International City/County Management Association credentials. A graduate of a Harvard senior government executives program, he has taught at the University of California, Rutgers University, the University of New Haven and the University of Connecticut.

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