CultureBlocks (ICPSR 36958)

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Reinvestment Fund

This is an external resource to which ICPSR links as a courtesy. These data are not available from ICPSR. Users should consult the data owners (via CultureBlocks) directly for details on obtaining these resources.

CultureBlocks is a free online mapping tool that provides simple access to a robust, spatial database of Philadelphia's creative and cultural resources on the neighborhood level. CultureBlocks can be used for decision making, policy development, research, planning, marketing and investment. This web tool is designed to assist people and organizations such as city officials, arts and culture managers, creative businesses, tourism and marketing officials, students, researchers, real estate developers, economic development professionals, and funders in their work. Citizens are invited to use this tool to learn more about Philadelphia and its creative sector.

The team behind the tool consists of The City of Philadelphia's Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE), The City of Philadelphia's Department of Commerce, the Reinvestment Fund and the Social Impact of the Arts Project (SIAP) at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Social Policy and Practice. SIAP and the Reinvestment Fund also made use of the associated database to develop an index of social well-being for the city of Philadelphia, described in linked working papers.

Reinvestment Fund. CultureBlocks. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2017-11-14.

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National Endowment for the Arts (11-4292-7063), ArtPlace America, Inc

For more details on the tool and associated data or to contact OACCE staff, please see the FAQ.

Cultural assets, demographics and resources in the City of Philadelphia.

See CultureBlocks' Data Directory.

administrative records data, geographic information system (GIS) data