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CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES AND URBAN REVITALIZATION

CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES AND URBAN REVITALIZATION Municipal governments around the globe increasingly turn to museums, performing arts centers, arts districts, and other cultural activities to promote and revitalize their cities. While a significant body of literature examines revitalization strategies that focus primarily around entertainment and commerce, the empirical body of research that specifically investigates the role of cultural strategies in urban redevelopment is still growing. This paper first discusses the development of municipal cultural strategies in the United States, and draws from the literature to outline the characteristics of three different models of such strategies. Second, the paper presents findings from a national survey distributed to municipal agencies involved in the promotion and development of cultural activities and facilities in large and medium‐sized US cities. The survey data indicate that although most agencies are guided by a varied set of goals, entrepreneurial objectives continue to guide the development and support of cultural activities in most cities. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Cultural Policy Taylor & Francis

CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES AND URBAN REVITALIZATION

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Taylor & Francis
Copyright
Copyright Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
ISSN
1477-2833
eISSN
1028-6632
DOI
10.1080/10286630701683235
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Abstract

Municipal governments around the globe increasingly turn to museums, performing arts centers, arts districts, and other cultural activities to promote and revitalize their cities. While a significant body of literature examines revitalization strategies that focus primarily around entertainment and commerce, the empirical body of research that specifically investigates the role of cultural strategies in urban redevelopment is still growing. This paper first discusses the development of municipal cultural strategies in the United States, and draws from the literature to outline the characteristics of three different models of such strategies. Second, the paper presents findings from a national survey distributed to municipal agencies involved in the promotion and development of cultural activities and facilities in large and medium‐sized US cities. The survey data indicate that although most agencies are guided by a varied set of goals, entrepreneurial objectives continue to guide the development and support of cultural activities in most cities.

Journal

International Journal of Cultural PolicyTaylor & Francis

Published: Nov 1, 2007

Keywords: cultural development strategies; US cities

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