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.
FOOT TRAFFIC AHEAD
GENTRIFICATION AND THE ARTISTIC DIVIDEND
This research aims to help planners to more effectively incorporate the arts into neighborhood planning efforts and anticipate the potential for different outcomes in their arts development strategies including gentrification-related displacement.
HOW COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS CHANGE WHEN THEY EMBRACE ARTS AND CULTURE
This webinar features leaders of community-based organizations and the artists with whom they have partnered to hear the stories and learn the lessons from their local strategies and internal transformation. The webinar is based in the four-year journeys and future plans of the Cook Inlet Housing Authority, a tribal housing agency in Anchorage, the Jackson [Mississippi] Medical Mall Foundation, and the other organizations in ArtPlace America’s Community Development Investments (CDI) initiative. These experiences provide lessons for community development corporations, nonprofit housing developers, health services providers, park associations, and economic development agencies on how this creative work gets designed, carried out, and sustained.
HOW ORGANIZATIONS EVOLVE WHEN THEY EMBRACE ARTS AND CULTURE
This is the second in a series of briefs that describe the changes, insights, and lessons when arts and cultural strategies are deployed in service of comprehensive community development and planning. During ArtPlace America's Community Development Investments initiative, six participating organizations which had not previously focused on the arts developed creative placemaking projects and cultural strategies that could help them more effectively achieve their missions. PolicyLink conducted a research and documentation project to measure the progress, immediate outcomes, and impacts of those projects. This brief examines how these organizations grew and changed internally in order to incorporate arts and culture into their overall direction and day-to-day practices.
IMAGININGS: A DIY GUIDE TO ARTS-BASED COMMUNITY DIALOGUE
The DIY Imaginings Guide provides everything you need to know to host a vibrant, creative, equitable, and powerful community dialogue. From 2014-2016, the USDAC worked with three cohorts of volunteer Cultural Agents, each forming a learning community to support their local cultural organizing. Each Cultural Agent hosted a a public gathering using arts-based methods to envision their communities’ futures. Part performance, part facilitated dialogue these gatherings brought together groups of artists, organizers, and other community members to imagine what their neighborhoods might look. After supporting three rounds of gatherings they created this guide.
INTEGRATING ARTISTS AND CITY PLANNING
By integrating best stormwater management practices and replicating those at other sites, the Fargo project has modified city governance structures to have a less intrusive style of land management, educated community on the benefits of the ecological restoration practices, and explored the role of the artist to carry the vision of transformation.