The Research

The Research Behind Creative Placemaking

Facts & Statistics

– “73% of millenials want a village square that is centrally located with shops, dining, and gathering spaces in their neighborhood.” – Inside the Mind of A Millenial, John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Consumer Insights, 2014.

 

– “Integrating arts and culture into community planning adds value by enhancing economic vitality, building community character and sense of place, enhancing community engagement and participation, and strengthening cultural values and preserving heritage/history.” – The Role of Arts and Culture in Planning Practice, American Planning Association, 2011.

 

–  “49% of millenials can’t find what they are looking for in a home.” – Inside the Mind of A Millenial, John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Consumer Insights, 2014.

 

– “Housing prices are positively correlated with culture.” – Invest in Culture, Stocken Rush Bartol Foundation.

Research & Articles

– Art & Culture in Communities: A Framework for Measurement, The Urban Institute, 2003

 

– The Role of Arts and Culture in Planning Practice, American Planning Association, 2011

 

– Invest in Culture, Stocken Rush Bartol Foundation

 

– Inside the Mind of A Millenial, John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Consumer Insights, 2014

 

The Cost of Bad Urban Design, Fast Company, 2015

 

What Do Millenials Want From Housing?, Housing Wire, 2015

Case Studies

One Santa Fe, CA

One Santa Fe is an innovative mixed-use development in downtown Los Angeles. Capitalizing on its location in the vibrant Arts District of downtown LA, One Santa Fe features 438 apartment units design in tandem with distinctive shopping, world-class dining, state-of-the-art amenities, and a public community art space.

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Orange County Great Park, CA

Developed by Lennar on the former El Toro Air Force Base in Irvine, California, Great Park Neighborhoods is a visionary example of a new development that centers around a walkable center and offers residents a new type of suburban home offering. The central municipal park integrates design with arts and culture, including the Palm Court Arts Complex, which is home to galleries and an artist-in-residence program.

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Playa Vista, CA

Developed in the early 2000’s, Playa Vista is the 21st century’s iteration of New Urbanism focusing on community building through blending urban elements into a suburban lifestyle. Food festivals, community yard sales, and concerts and films in the park serve to build open places for residents to gather, live, and play.

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Kentlands, MD

Developed in 1990, Kentlands developers repurposed one of the pre-existing farmhouses on the property and converted it to an arts center, featuring a 99-seat theatre and artist studios. Programming is ongoing for residencies for local artists and arts classes and competitions for youth and residents.

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Seaside, FL

One of the original examples of New Urbanist master planning, Seaside was one of the original communities to integrate the arts into the very fabric of their community design with a public amphitheatre and resident theatre company.

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