These are two wonderful articles that analyze how public art, especially when done by community members themselves,  can impact economic, environmental, social and health issues that urban centers face today. Enjoy!

(courtesy of Philly Painting)
Philly Painging – Photo via Sustainable Cities Collective

How Public Art Improves the Economic and Social Environment
Article on Philly Painting, a neighborhood beautification project that is transforming the commercial corridor by bringing colour to the neighbourhood.

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Building community by painting the town with street art
Encouraging sustainability through building strong communities with place-making projects like on-street murals.

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