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Leveraging Economic Growth for Cultural Vitality and Preservation - Just Placemaking Speaker Series

Join Risa Shoup, Executive Director of Fourth Arts Block (FAB) in New York City in conversation with Moy Eng, Executive Director, Community Arts Stabilization Trust in San Francisco, as they discuss efforts to provide assistance to arts organizations seeking affordable spaces and share strategies to leverage economic growth for the preservation of cultural and vibrant communities.
Just Placemaking: Arts and Community Development Towards an Equitable City is a free public lecture series co-hosted by the Stanford Human Cities Initiative and the Creative Cities Working Group. The series explores the intersection of social justice and the role of artists, curators, gallery owners, and cultural workers in supporting community efforts towards an equitable and just city. For more information, see
Risa Shoup is the Executive Director of Fourth Arts Block (FAB) in New York City. Risa has worked as an administrator, curator and leader in the NYC arts community since 2005. In recent years, she has done extensive consulting work on the intrinsic and instrumental impact of the arts on community development. She helped foster early growth of the NYC Real Estate Investment Cooperative. In August she became a named consultant on a citywide cultural plan for New York City as part of her affiliation with Naturally Occurring Cultural Districts New York. As the ED of FAB, she is a proud member of the Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development's United for Small Business campaign. She has a Masters in City & Regional Planning from Pratt Institute and is on the board of The Invisible Dog Art Center. She has lectured at various institutions including NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and Bard College.
Moy Eng is the Executive Director, Community Arts Stabilization Trust headquartered in San Francisco, California. She brings over three decades of experience in the philanthropic sector as a grantmaker, consultant and senior manager in areas as diverse as arts, education, renewable energy, lesbian and gay rights, immigrant rights, and international human rights. Known for her visionary ability to identify and support progressive ideas, Moy has worked as a grantmaker in numerous foundations with assets ranging from $100 million to $7 billion. She directed the arts program at The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, investing in efforts that helped bring $800 million in new public sector funding for arts education to California schools. Moy also commissioned landmark research on the dynamics of the U.S. cultural ecosystem and the state of arts education in California, and supported efforts to build more than 750,000 square feet in new, affordable performing arts space across the San Francisco Bay region.



Thursday, February 16, 2017. 12:00 PM


Margaret Jacks Terrace Room, 4th Floor, Building 460


Program on Urban Studies