Performing Community: Diversity, Inclusion, and the Performing Arts
Dynamic cities have always produced vibrancy, but it doesn’t just happen. According to author Blair Ruble, it takes a plan built on a vision of community, diversity, and inclusion. And a primary vehicle for such plans is the performing arts. In his latest book, “Performing Community,” Ruble provides insight into the theoretical with real-life examples from places like Washington, DC, and Detroit, providing lessons for the cities of the future through an exploration of past and present. That’s the focus of this edition of Wilson Center NOW.
Blair A. Ruble
Former Wilson Center Vice President for Programs (2014-2017); Director of the Comparative Urban Studies Program/Urban Sustainability Laboratory (1992-2017); Director of the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies (1989-2012) and Director of the Program on Global Sustainability and Resilience (2012-2014)
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Since 1991, the Urban Sustainability Laboratory has advanced solutions to urban challenges—such as poverty, exclusion, insecurity, and environmental degradation—by promoting evidence-based research to support sustainable, equitable and peaceful cities. Read more