Evolving Perspectives on the Arts, Place, and Development

Elizabeth Currid-Halkett

in The Oxford Handbook of Urban Planning

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780195374995
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks

Evolving Perspectives on the Arts, Place, and Development


This article discusses the evolving role of art and culture in urban planning and economic development. It explains that the cultural industries attract skilled labor, generate tourist dollars, and produce jobs and revenue in their own right. The article argues that while the use of unconventional modes and institutions in the industrial activities of the arts hinder research, they also enable us to apply innovative techniques and theories from other disciplines in our efforts to study art and culture.

Keywords: art; culture; urban planning; economic development; cultural industries; skilled labor; innovative techniques

Article.  8701 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; Public Policy

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribeRecommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »