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CultureBlocks tool showcases city arts and culture, block by block

“CultureBlocks,” a tool that Mark Stern of Social Policy & Practice helped develop, aggregates arts and culture in Philadelphia neighborhoods to measure impact on the community.

“The website has a variety of users, from community groups that want to connect cultural resources in their neighborhoods, to public officials interested in identifying neighborhoods with high and low activity,” says Stern, the Kenneth L.M. Pray Professor of Social Policy and History at SP2 and SIAP’s principal investigator.