The Creative Community Builder's Handbook

How to Transform Communities Using Local Assets, Arts and Culture

Published in: GIA Reader, Vol 17, No 3 (Winter 2006)

Tom Borrup with Partners for Livable Communities

2006, 280 pages, Fieldstone Alliance, 60 Plato Boulevard East, Suite 150, St. Paul, MN 55107, 651-556-4503, bandrews@FieldstoneAllicance.org.

This clearly written guide describes the dynamic role of arts-based approaches in community change. Borrup explains key underlying principles behind culturally driven community development and identifies ten concrete strategies for adopting creative approaches to community transformation, each illustrated with case studies. The final section gives detailed guidance, including worksheets, to help readers plan and implement creative community building projects.