Shoshanah B.D. Goldberg-Miller, Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy and Affiliate Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning at OSU's Knowlton School of Architecture has published "Planning for a City of Culture" (Routledge, March 2017).
Praise for the book:
“Arts and culture are critical to the social and economic life of great cities. Goldberg-Miller shows how New York and Toronto have used arts and culture to power their growth and revitalization. This book contributes to our growing understanding of the creative city.”
–Richard Florida, University Professor, University of Toronto, Author of Rise of the Creative Class.
“In this well-written, thoughtful, and thoroughly fascinating book, Goldberg-Miller reveals the intricacies of agenda-setting and the importance of building relationships. That she also attends to the inclusivity of cultural policy is another reason to praise this book.”
–Robert Beauregard, Professor of Urban Planning, Columbia University, US
"Just the kind of immersive detail we now need if we want to make the most of our creative cities of culture."
–Charles Landry, Author of The Creative City
Planning for a City of Culture gives us a new way to understand how cities use arts and culture in planning, fostering livable communities and creating economic development strategies to build their brand, attract residents and tourists, and distinguish themselves from other urban centers worldwide. While the common thinking on creative cities may coalesce around the idea of one goal––economic development and branding––this book turns this idea on its head.
Goldberg-Miller brings a new, fresh perspective to the study of creative cities by using policy theory as an underlying construct to understand what happened in Toronto and New York in the 2000s. She demystifies the processes and outcomes of stakeholder involvement, exogenous and endogenous shocks, and research and strategic planning, as well as warning us about the many pitfalls of neglecting critical community voices in the burgeoning practice of creative placemaking. This book is an essential resource in examining the development and sustainability of the global trend of integrating arts and culture in city planning and urban design that has become an international phenomenon.
Perfect for students, scholars, and city-lovers alike, Planning for a City of Culture illuminates the ways that this creative city trend went global, with the two case study cities serving as perfect illustrations of the power and promise of arts and culture in current and future municipal strategies.
About Dr. Goldberg-Miller:
Dr. Shoshanah Goldberg-Miller (PhD, The New School; MBA, SUNY Binghamton; BFA, University of Michigan) specializes in creative economic development, cultural policy, arts entrepreneurship, and nonprofit management. She examines the ways that cities use arts and culture in planning, fostering livable communities and creating economic development strategies to build their brand, attract residents and tourists, and distinguish themselves from other urban centers worldwide. Her book, Planning for a City of Culture: Toronto and New York (Routledge, Taylor & Francis, March 2017) brings a new, fresh perspective to the study of creative cities by using policy theory as an underlying construct to understand the role of arts and culture in the transformation of Toronto and the revitalization of New York during the decade of the 2000s.
Goldberg-Miller has published in Cities: The International Journal of Policy and Planning; Artivate: A Journal of Entrepreneurship and the Arts and Journal of Enterprising Culture, and has co-authored a chapter in Creating Cultural Capital. Dr. Goldberg-Miller is Assistant Professor of Arts Administration, Education and Policy, and Affiliate Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning in the Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University, and serves as Academic Advisor to the City of Toronto’s Department of Economic Development and Culture.
Prior to joining the OSU faculty in Autumn 2014, she taught at The New School, Hunter College, and Columbia University. An experienced fundraiser, Goldberg-Miller was on the executive team at The Paley Center for Media, American Cancer Society, Greenwich House Pottery, March of Dimes, American Museum of Natural History, and Museum of Holography. As a management consultant, seminar leader and speaker, Dr. Goldberg-Miller serves clients including The Greater Columbus Arts Council, Columbus’ Lincoln Theatre, Parsons School of Design, Aspen Institute, National Geographic, and Sesame Workshop, as well as numerous individuals and community-based organizations.
Please visit Shoshanah Goldberg-Miller's webiste for more information and research: www.goldberg-miller.com