CultureBlocks is a free mapping tool that supports people making decisions about place and creativity in Philadelphia. Use it for research, planning, exploration and investment.


CultureBlocks 2.0 has launched (with data updates)!

Our partners at PolicyMap have recently updated their platform and with that, CultureBlocks now has a brand new interface. With a full screen map, movable data set windows and drop down menus, CultureBlocks is now easier to use and easier to read. Additionally, the majority of datasets are updated with 2013 data – so take a

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Beta Testing

If you are reading this, you are participating in our beta. Thank you for agreeing to use our tool and provide feedback. In the tool’s beta phase, the partnership looks forward to improving the CultureBlocks user experience, so that we can further develop the tool to maximize its usefulness , further research between economic development and the arts, and realize policy and investment recommendations.

Data Directory

The Data Directory contains information on all of the datasets contained within CultureBlocks. Visit this section to learn more.