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What Makes Rural Art Parks Successful? Recommendations for CED Art Lovers

September 14, 2022

Using the arts as a community economic development (CED) strategy usually brings to mind urban settings.  Recent examples include Cary, NC’s shimmer field featured this past winter and magical stick sculptures opened this spring.  But over two million people currently live in rural North Carolina.  … Continued

Student Corner: Spillover Benefits of Park Proximity

March 9, 2021

Investing in green space and park creation has enormous benefits, from bolstering community wellness, to reversing historic disinvestment, and in raising surrounding property values. While care should be taken to avoid the park-driven gentrification that has accompanied many of the recent high-profi … Continued

Insights from the Emerging Issues Forum

February 10, 2010

  Rick Morse is a School of Government faculty member. I just returned from the Emerging Issues Forum in Raleigh (February 8-9) and am still, as they say, “taking it all in.” The theme this year was creativity and the program was loaded with some of the leading thinkers (and doers) on this topic in … Continued