Our Initiatives


Insights into Artists’ Leadership in Community Development

Artists can have a profound impact on communities. The latest report from LISC’s Creative Placemaking team dives into the effect artists can have as leaders in their community. The report examines the nurturing of artists to be leaders, the challenges and opportunities they face, and profiles the work of many artists across the country.

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Insights into Creative Placemaking and Community Economic Development

A report from LISC’s Creative Placemaking team looks at how our investments in artists, art-related businesses and cultural organizations have fueled economic development in surrounding communities. 

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The Effects of Place-Centric Crime Reduction Efforts in Three Neighborhoods

This paper presents and analyzes three examples of successful, cooperative crime prevention efforts supported by LISC, finding as much as a 41 percent decline in crime incidents compared to what they would have been without the coordinated, multi-sector strategy.

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A report on how cultural institutions can help communities

LISC and the Institute of Museum and Libraries Service review the many ways museums and libraries address the needs of economically-distressed areas.

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Building Sustainable Communities Report

Research on the efficacy of our Financial Opportunities Center model

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An evaluation of our Building Sustainable Communities work
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Predicting Gentrification in Houston’s Low- and Moderate-Income Neighborhoods

To support local decisions on the allocation of scarce housing subsidies, LISC research staff developed a predictive model to show where gentrification in Houston is most likely to occur.

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New Approaches to Comprehensive Neighborhood Change:

Replicating and Adapting LISC’s Building Sustainable Communities Program

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LISC Housing Market Index 2010: Summary and Analysis

A HMDA-Based Housing Market Index to Track Neighborhood Change

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