The Arts and Smart Growth: The Role of Arts in Placemaking – 555KB (2003)

This paper was jointly commissioned by the Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities*, as one in its series of translation papers, and Grantmakers in the Arts (GIA)**, for its 2002 annual conference. Collaborating authors on this paper were William Fulton, president of Solimar Research Group, and Morris Newman, a freelance writer. This is the twelfth in a series of translation papers published by the Funders’ Network to translate the impact of sprawl and urban disinvestment upon issues of importance to our communities and environment and to suggest opportunities for progress that would be created by smarter growth policies and practices. Other issues addressed in the series of translation papers include health, biodiversity, children and families, education, aging, transportation, agriculture, civic engagement, parks and open space, workforce development, and social equity.