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The Organic City is a community storytelling project focused on the downtown Oakland areas surrounding Lake Merritt. We encourage you to find and tell stories about local places through this website. These stories form the basis for mobile media that can be experienced while walking around the city.  more »
The Organic City won an IMA Outstanding Achievement Award, with an overall score of 467.  more news »
View a QuickTime movie showcasing samples of The Organic City's video stories.
The Heron by Aliki
She sweeps out of the sparkling splashes, Silver in the pale early light, with stealthy Stabs into the satin cover of the lake. Shaking herself, she steadies on her long stilt legs And flaps...

Walking Tours: Old Oakland I by Annalee

The Cleveland Cascade Story (Part 3) by JimRatliff

Storytelling has been used to entertain and communicate ideas for thousands of years. more »
The Organic City focuses on stories relating to downtown Oakland, California, particularly the areas surrounding Lake Merritt. more »