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CREATIVE TRANSFORMATION: ARTS, CULTURE, AND PUBLIC HOUSING COMMUNITIES
To explore the role of arts and culture in transforming public housing communities, NOCD-NY convened a diverse range of residents for a roundtable in July 2015. Drawing on interviews carried out in the field, Creative Transformation: Arts, Culture and Public Housing Communities was designed to showcase exemplary partnerships that illustrated equitable, long-term approaches, identify barriers and challenges, develop recommendations and discuss how to move them into action, and more. 



CREATIVITY & THE ARTS: AN EMERGING IMPACT INVESTING THEME
Report from Upstart Co-Lab, LISC NYC, Meow Wolf, E-Line Media, Artspace, the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, Continuum Partners LLC, the UK’s Investing for Good, actor Mary Stuart Masterson – and others. Talks about the opportunities that art, design, culture, heritage and creativity offer impact investors today. This report is intended to provide a window into the rich array of opportunity to make meaningful and profitable investments that empower entire communities both economically and culturally. 



FOOT TRAFFIC AHEAD
Released by the Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis (CRUEA) at the George Washington University School of Business, Smart Growth America/LOCUS, Cushman & Wakefield, and Yardi Matrix, identified 761 regionally significant walkable urban places (i.e. WalkUPs) in the country’s 30 largest metros. While these WalkUPs occupy less than 1 percent of the land mass in those 30 metros, they punch far above their weight economically. To get a sense of their impact, and the level of walkable urbanism in each city, Foot Traffic Ahead examines the share of total retail, office, and multifamily housing space located in WalkUPs and then ranks the metros. 
 



INSIDE PHILANTHROPY'S FUNDING GUIDES
A search tool to explore  thousands of profiles of institutional and individual funders and browse various guides which organize funders by industry, issue, and geographic place. The guides are written by in-house staff and updated constantly to reflect changes in funders and trends. They also work to get inside foundations—and into the heads of top individual donors—to explain who is funding what and why, what’s new, and how to make the right pitch. 



IRRIGATE TOOLKIT
The Irrigate toolkit stemmed from the Irrigate project, which leveraged the arts to offset the disruption caused by construction of a new rail line in St.Paul, MN. Disruption is something that all communities face at some point in their trajectories, and this toolkit clearly lays out how the arts can help help turn a ubiquitous challenge into positive outcomes. 



MAPPING THE LANDSCAPE OF SOCIALLY ENGAGED ARTISTIC PRACTICE
Helicon Collaborative, supported by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, began this research in 2015 in order to contribute to the ongoing conversation on “socially engaged art.” Their goal was to make this important realm of artmaking more visible and legible to both practitioners and funders in order to enhance effective practice and expand resources to support it.