November 2013


Sustainable Cities Study Tour: Seattle

The French-American Foundation—United States, in partnership with the French Ministry of Culture, hosted a high-level delegation of six French urban-planning and cultural experts for a weeklong study tour in Seattle.

Organized with the support of the Florence Gould Foundation and Air France, this is the final year of a three-year initiative focused on the current challenges facing European and American cities and the policies they are implementing to achieve greater sustainability. This year’s program focused on the role played by arts and culture in improving the livability and economic vitality of cities. The program also explored how cultural policies and practices engage and highlight diverse and immigrant communities as integral parts of the sustainable city’s social fabric.

Click here to read the press release about the Seattle study tour. A delegation of American experts also traveled to Marseille in December as part of a reciprocal study tour.


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