Rethinking Neighborhood Change and Tracking Progress

January 17, 2019

Strengthening America’s low-income communities through arts and culture requires more nuanced, holistic and creative approaches along with better ways to measure progress, according to a new Creative Placemaking analysis from The Kresge Foundation.

Rethinking Neighborhood Change and Tracking Progress” is the third in a series of Kresge white papers aimed at sharing lessons, identifying challenges and encouraging conversations in the Creative Placemaking field.

It suggests that addressing urban inequality through Creative Placemaking practices – the integration of arts, culture and community-engaged design into community development – requires a broader and more comprehensive approach, and an evolution in methods to track community impact.