Art and Culture in Communities

Policy Briefs

The Urban Institute. Maria-Rosario Jackson, Joaquin Herranz, Jr., and Florence Kawbasa-Green

2003, Published by The Urban Institute, 2100 M Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20037, 202-833-7200,,

Download Reports:
Policy Brief No. 1, A Framework for Measurement
Policy Brief No. 2, Unpacking Participation
Policy Brief No. 3, Systems of Support

These three policy briefs from the Urban Institute's Culture, Creativity and Communities program address ways to integrate arts and culture into the systems of indicators that are being developed to measure a community's quality of life. [See “Listening and Learning” for an example of one foundation's use of community indicators.]