Mapping Cultural Participation in Chicago: Findings and Methodology

April 18, 2007 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Quiet Study Room, The Harris School of Public Policy Studies

Chicago’s major cultural institutions attract millions of visitors every year.  Who attends them and who doesn’t?  Are there places in the “City of Neighborhoods” that these flagship institutions aren’t serving?

Professors LaLonde and O’Muircheartaigh discuss their work on the first study to examine arts participation by linking it to census data on socio-economic status, race, and ethnicity.  Their use of GIS technology and mathematical modeling makes Mapping Cultural Participation in Chicago an important study for anyone interested in analyzing policy issues with demographic and geographic tools.