PRIE conducts research of planning and public policy interest on occupational and industrial structures of regions, cities and communities. PRIE disseminates its research results through scholarly publications, policy pieces, the popular press, public speaking, and person-to-person outreach to parties directly concerned.
PRIE's Arts Economy Initiative engages in research and policy advising on artists, arts and cultural organizations, cultural industries, and creative placemaking, exploring the intersection between culture and urban/regional development policy. Major recent publications include California's Arts and Cultural Ecology (2012), analyzing the size, location, focus, governance, and economic impact of more than 10,000 California arts and cultural nonprofits and Californians' arts participation rates, and Creative Placemaking (2011), a White Paper for The Mayors' Institute for City Design and the National Endowment for the Arts documenting characteristics of successful arts and culture-based regeneration.
PRIE is pleased to report that Ann Markusen and Anne Gadwa’s article, “Arts and Culture in Urban or Regional Planning: A Review and Research Agenda” 2010, was the most downloaded of 2009/2010 articles published in the Journal of Planning Education and Research. Sage, the publisher, has given our colleagues and friends free access in perpetuity.
Ann Markusen is the director of
PRIE and the Arts Economy Initiative. PRIE researches industries and occupations in urban/regional development. PRIE's arts and cultural work employs mixed methods to explore artists' careers and contributions, cultutral industries and arts organizations, and creative placemaking.
"Working with Small Arts Organizations"
Amy Kitchener and Ann Markusen show that smaller and culturally specific arts organizations are undercounted and underappreciated.
California's Arts and Cultural Ecology
Ann Markusen and co-researchers analyze the size, missions, location and governance features of 11,000 California arts nonprofits.
"The Third Sector, Arts and Culture"
Noah Isserman anad Ann Markusen critique a "bigger is better" view.
Conversations on Glasgow
Based on seven months of civic conversations, Ann Markusen explores what makes Glasgow a distinctive city.