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Artist Garret as Growth Machine? Local Policy and Artist Housing in U.S. Cities

Artist Garret as Growth Machine? Local Policy and Artist Housing in U.S. Cities While artists have always lived in cities, never before have city governments so actively sought to court artists, most notably by supporting the development of subsidized artist housing. This article relies on a survey of municipal officials, interviews, and secondary sources to document the spread of publicly supported artist housing. The article argues that artist housing programs can be found even in cities not known as cultural cities. It further demonstrates that in most cities, artist housing programs are considered part of an economic development agenda. It concludes that the unique class position of artists render them well suited in the eyes of public officials to play a transformative role in urban neighborhoods. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Planning Education and Research SAGE

Artist Garret as Growth Machine? Local Policy and Artist Housing in U.S. Cities

Journal of Planning Education and Research , Volume 29 (3): 12 – Mar 1, 2010

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SAGE
Copyright
© 2010 Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning
ISSN
0739-456X
eISSN
1552-6577
DOI
10.1177/0739456X09358560
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Abstract

While artists have always lived in cities, never before have city governments so actively sought to court artists, most notably by supporting the development of subsidized artist housing. This article relies on a survey of municipal officials, interviews, and secondary sources to document the spread of publicly supported artist housing. The article argues that artist housing programs can be found even in cities not known as cultural cities. It further demonstrates that in most cities, artist housing programs are considered part of an economic development agenda. It concludes that the unique class position of artists render them well suited in the eyes of public officials to play a transformative role in urban neighborhoods.

Journal

Journal of Planning Education and ResearchSAGE

Published: Mar 1, 2010

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