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2014: Arts/Culture Based Economic Development in Flint

Student-Led, Faculty-Guided Project - 2014

Authors: Mark Wilson, Michigan State University


The Flint Cultural Center (FCC) offers great potential to serve community interests and needs to leverage tourism, to foster creativity and knowledge development, and to serve as an anchor for placemaking around Flint. This project used the FCC as a case study in economic development potential analyzing opportunities for the FCC as well as linking FCC opportunities to the arts and culture elements of the Flint Master Plan.

Project Updated As Of September 30th, 2014

Author Information

Mark Wilson is a professor of Urban & Regional Planning in SPDC, with bachelor's and master’s degrees from the University of Melbourne (Australia), and an AM and PhD in Regional Science from the University of Pennsylvania.

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