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ONLINE EVENT—City/Cité: Translating Arts and Urban Development

June 2, 2021 @ 10:00 am11:00 am

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Wednesday June 2, 2021 10:00-11:00 a.m. PST

New developments can radically alter not only the physical form of a place, but also who can, and will, live, shop, work and feel safe there. A single project can serve as an inflection point in a community, with the changes it brings echoing throughout the neighborhood. What can developers and municipalities do to implement culture- and artist-friendly policies in their projects to ensure more equitable cities? How can artists help define and advocate for these policies? Join us to learn about innovative urban and cultural experimentation occurring in both California and France, and the new projects that are shaping places for everyone to belong. Co-presented by California Humanities and Villa San Francisco. + Elisse Douglass / Oakland Black Business Fund + Joshua Simon / Community Arts Stabilization Trust + Emilie Moreau / Apur, the Paris Urbanism Agency + Severine Chapuis / BNP Paribas Estate + Ronak Davé Okoye / SPUR + Tommy Wong / Civic Design Studio
Free to the public. Registrants will receive a link to this Digital Discourse a day in advance of the program. Later registrants will receive a link one hour prior to the program’s start. Anyone registering less than an hour before the program may not receive a link.

For more information, e-mail or call 415.781.8726.

Initiated at the end of 2018, the Oakland/Saint-Denis international cooperation is a project of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States and Villa San Francisco with California Humanities, the French American Cultural Society, the Institut Français, and in collaboration with Légendes Urbaines. More information and list of partners here:

For more information about Villa San Francisco, visit 


June 2, 2021
10:00 am – 11:00 am
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CA United States
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