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Ann Markusen, “The Arts, Consumption, and Innovation in Regional Development.” In Michael Rushton, ed. The Arts, New Growth Theory, and Economic Development. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution and the National Endowment for the Arts, forthcoming 2013.–publications.html

Ann Markusen, “Fuzzy Concepts, Proxy Data: Why Indicators Won’t Track Creative Placemaking Success,” Createquity Guest Blog, November 9, 2012, and in Grantmakers in the Arts Reader, 2013: Vol. 24, No. 1, Winter, 2013: 22-29, 50.;

Noah Isserman and Ann Markusen, “Shaping the Future through Narrative: the Third Sector, Arts and Culture.” International Regional Science Review, Vol. 36, No. 1, 2013: 115-36: 2013.

Ann Markusen, City Creative Industry Strategies: the State of the Art,Otis Report on the Creative Economy, December, 2012

Jason Schupbach, “Defining Creative Placemaking: A Conversation with Ann Markusen and Anne Gadwa Nicodemus.” NEA Arts Magazine, No. 3, 2012. http://

Amy Kitchener and Ann Markusen, “Working with Small Arts Organizations: How and Why it Matters.” Grantmakers in the Arts Reader, Spring 2012, Issue 23:2. http://

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