American Society of Landscape Architects
Northern California Chapter


Public Art in Transit

Public Art in Transit

Dan Rosenfeld published an article May 8, 2012 in ULI’s UrbanLand regarding public art in transit-oriented developments. “Dollar for dollar, investments in public art may provide the highest financial returns of any funds committed to an aspect of a transit project.

The intangible benefits of public art—aesthetic beauty, cultural interpretation, education, inspiration, and general improvement of the urban environment—are well-known. But because these are considered “soft” benefits, they are sometimes dismissed as a low priority, especially during challenging economic times. However, experiences in Los Angeles show that public art can be a source of publicity and cash income, as well as beauty.” Read the rest of the article at ULI’s UrbanLand.

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