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Podcast: The Kinston, NC Arts and Cultural District with Raney Rogers, Adam Short, and Sarah Arney

Posted on January 5, 2021

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Raney Rogers
Executive Director
smART Kinston
Adam Short
Planning Director
City of Kinston, North Carolina
Sarah Arney
Community Development Planner
City of Kinston, North Carolina

Redevelopment through arts and culture. Three guests joined the podcast to talk about how the City of Kinston, North Carolina has redeveloped their community through the implementation of a arts and cultural district. Raney Rogers, Executive Director of smART Kinston, details the 12-block residential area in downtown Kinston where artists live and work by long-term residents in colorful houses. Adam Short, Planning Director, and Sarah Arney, Community Development Planner, for the City of Kinston outline the positive impact this district has had on the City, highlighting increased tourism and lower vacancy rates.

This episode is part of ELGL’s Creative Community series, a partnership with ArtPlace America and CivicArts to write, explore, share, and learn about creative placemaking.

Host: Ben Kittelson

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