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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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