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Seattle Public Space: Balance and Equity in Thriving Cities

August 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Join us for an interactive discussion on how public open space can promote balance and equity in the City of Seattle. This discussion will explore how designers can support holistic and systemic solutions that address barriers to equity in the community. We will examine a collection of case studies from local design teams, neighborhood coalitions and city policymakers that seek to implement place-based solutions. Following the presentations, we will expand the conversation through a moderated Q&A emphasizing community-based design approaches to the development of public open space.

Joel Fariss (Moderator) – Design Research, Strategy & Innovation, Gensler
Lara Rose – Principal, Walker Macy
Cayce James – Senior Planner, City of Seattle, Outside Citywide
Gregory Davis – Managing Strategist, Rainier Beach Action Coalition
Patrice Thomas – City of Seattle, Equitable Development Initiative

Presented by Gensler and AIA|Design+ Wellbeing Committee


Center for Architecture and Design
Center for Architecture and Design
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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