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City/Cité Chicago x Paris


Our first 2023 City/Cité Chicago x Paris will be on the importance of mobility and logistics followed by a cocktail reception.

Studio Gang
3rd Floor Treehouse
1520 West Division Street
Chicago, US 60642

March 29, 2023 | 3-6pm


Designed in 2015 and first implemented in Chicago and San Francisco, City/Cité is a transatlantic cooperation and exchange program on urban issues and city making, initiated by Villa Albertine. The 4th Chicago edition entitled ” Re/Inventing City Planning to Address Contemporary Issues ” will be a panel discussion with professionals, activists, and academics on the importance of mobility and logistics in Chicago and Paris.

The aim of City/Cité is to organize professional dialogues between urban planning actors on both sides of the Atlantic, both in the field of research, public policies, and their concrete implementation (architects, project managers, civil society organizations, engineering firms, etc.) to share methods and practices and to lay the foundations for possible future international collaborations.
The conference takes place at the Studio Gang and is organized with the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Great Cities Institute, the Transportation Center at Northwestern University and Sorbonne Université.

Villa Albertine Chicago

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Studio Gang

Founded and led by Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang is an architecture and urban design practice headquartered in Chicago with offices in New York, San Francisco, and Paris. Studio Gang works as a collective of more than 100 architects, designers, and planners, using design as a medium to connect people to each other, to their communities, and to the environment.

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UIC Great Cities Institute

UIC’s Great Cities Institute is a research hub for scholars, policymakers, and stakeholders who share an interest in finding answers to the question, “What can cities and regions do to make themselves into great places?”

The Great Cities Institute (GCI) represents UIC’s commitment to “engaged research” while contributing to its stature as a Research One University thereby highlighting the value of quality research for addressing today’s urban challenges.

Northwestern University Transportation Center (NUTC)

Established in 1954 by industry representatives, Northwestern University Transportation Center (NUTC) was the first US-based university transportation center and has been recognized as a leading interdisciplinary education and research institution serving industry, government and the public ever since. Housed within the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, NUTC aims to influence national and international transportation policy, management, operations, and technological developments.
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Sorbonne University

Sorbonne University is a multidisciplinary, research-intensive, world-class university. Located in the heart of Paris, with a regional presence, it is committed to the success of its students and to meeting the scientific challenges of the 21st century. Thanks to its 55,300 students, 6,400 academic researchers and partner researchers, and 3,600 administrative and technical staff who make it a daily reality, Sorbonne University promotes diversity, creativity, innovation and openness to the world.
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