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ART & WELL-BEING: TOWARD A CULTURE OF HEALTH
A guide for artists, creative organizers, healthcare providers, educators, funders, policy makers and communities responding to threats to well being. Art & Well-Being is for everyone who wishes to bring about this shift in our culture of health. The USDAC published this guide for Citizen Artists who place their gifts at the service of healing, working for both individual and collective well-being, for those who recognize social justice as the foundation of a culture of health. And for medical practitioners, funders, and policymakers who want to understand the critical importance of arts-based interventions.



CITIES REMIX A PLAYFUL PLATFORM / EXPERIMENTS TO EMBED POKEMON GO
The 2018 report, “Cities Remix a Playful Platform,” reveals how cities can embed popular platforms for augmented reality (AR) in local events and campaigns — from walking tours at neighborhood libraries to Open Street Festivals. The report offers case studies and lessons learned from trials conducted in 2017 in five cities to engage players in local activities.



CREATIVE PLACEMAKING AND THE NEA
The role of the NEA in shaping the arts and cultural sector is not well understood. This paper focuses on the development of the governance of the creative placemaking policy to unpack the complexity of the role of the NEA. In particular on three main tools developed by the NEA to spur a multi-level governance: research, grants, and partnerships.



INTRODUCING THE ASSEMBLY: CIVIC DESIGN GUIDELINES
The Assembly Guidelines capture the culmination of four years of research and collaboration—with input from 200+ studies, 50+ cities, and dozens of expert advisors—to provide evidence-based design and maintenance strategies for creating cities where people trust each other, have confidence in local institutions, and actively work together to address local priorities.



SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.



CREATIVE PLACEMAKING AND THE NEA: UNPACKING A MULTI-LEVEL GOVERNANCE
The role of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in shaping the arts and cultural sector is not well understood. This paper focuses on the development of the governance of the creative placemaking policy to unpack the complexity of the role of the NEA.