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The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning produced this Arts and Culture Planning Toolkit to help municipalities incorporate arts and culture into their communities, enhance livability by improving quality of life, and become more attractive places to live, work, and play. It offers a primer on different types of arts and culture and their inherent primary needs and secondary impacts, then proceeds to detail steps that can be taken by communities. Model regulatory language for Cultural Districts is included in the Appendix Starting on Page 47.

This study details the Saint Anthony Pop-Up Shop, a project which entailed creative partnerships used a vacant storefront to express the identity and vision of the neighborhood. Included in the toolkit are FAQs for all parties in a rental or lease situation, a proposed timeline and workflow for a successful pop-up shop, a sample annotated leases and potential renter profiles.

This field scan, commissioned by ArtPlace America,explores the intersection of arts, culture, and housing outcomes ? focused specifically on work within the housing sector that seeks to build and maintain high quality housing affordable to low-and moderate-income individuals. Through an analysis of both housing sector priorities and place-based arts and cultural work, this scan uncovers six primary ways that creative placemaking strategies are helping to meet affordable housing goals.

This field scan, commissioned by ArtPlace America, is an inquiry into the state of arts, culture, and creative placemaking as it relates to the public safety sector. Its findings and recommendations draw upon existing literature, an online survey of 100 creative placemaking stakeholders, and semi-structured interviews with the community of artists, thought leaders, investors, and organizations working at this intersection. It also identifies projects at the intersection of creative placemaking and public safety and organizes them into five areas of activity.

Douglas S Noonan. Cultural Trends, Vol 22, No 3-4. "How US Cultural Districts Reshape Neighbourhoods." 2013. United Kingdom

This article describes the phenomenon of cultural districts in the US, reviews some claims made about their impacts, and provides evidence of districts' effects.

Geoffrey Crossick. Global Cultural Districts Network. "The Social Impact of Cultural Districts." 2019. United Kingdom.

This report analyses the different ways social impact is defined; draws out current good practice, highlighting gaps and challenges; and suggests a framework and principles for future action.

Jessica Cusick and Maria Rosario Jackson. California Arts Council. "Cultural Districts Development Program." 2016. United States.

This report was prepared by the California Arts Council to encourage the development of a broad array of authentic and sustainable cultural districts that reflect the breadth and diversity of California’s cultural assets.

Chung Hagen Consulting. Mission Local. "Exploring an Expansion of the Latino Cultural District." 2019. United States.

This study from Chung Hagen Consulting looks at how to stabilize and expand the Latino Cultural District in San Francisco by synthesizing findings from interviews, focus groups, and community meetings.

Egle Rindzeviciute. International Journal of Cultural Policy, Vol 25, No 4. Book Review of "Scenescapes: How Qualities of Place Shape Social Life." 2019. United States.

Egle Rindzeviciute reviews "Scenescapes," a book by Daniel Aaron Silver and Terry Nichols Clark that looks at how localities shape social, cultural, and economic lives.


*This chapter on Innovation Districts was written by MAPC Assistant Director of Arts & Culture, Annis Sengupta as background for MAPC's work on the Upham's Corner Arts & Innovation District.