Great City is hosting several unique events Friday and Saturday that we really should have publicized earlier. On Friday the four finalist teams of ULI’s Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design competition, which involved designing a TOD node around Link’s Mount Baker Station, will give their final presentations. Go here to see proposals from the four finalist teams.
Additionally on Saturday Great City is hosting three breakout sessions that will focus on the convergence of development and social equity, specifically in the context of Southeast Seattle. The full agenda is below the jump. Registration for Saturday is free but requested.
From Great Cities website:
CONVERSATIONS ABOUT GROWTH, DEVELOPMENT AND INEQUALITIES IN SEATTLE
Please join Great City and a roster of fantastic organizations on Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2 for the Equitable Growth Dialogues, a series of probing community conversations concerning regional growth, urban development and entrenched inequalities in Southeast Seattle. Through a series of focused, frank exchanges, the Equitable Growth Dialogues are intended to help build bridges between environmentalists, urbanists and social justice advocates. We believe that now more than ever these sometimes disparate constituencies need to find a shared agenda built on common interests and values. We invite you to participate as your schedule allows. Daycare, translation and lunch will be provided on April 2.
Download our brochure Equitable Growth Brochure.
This work is generously supported by the Bullitt Foundation.
More details after the jump.
EQUITABLE GROWTH SYMPOSIUM
WHERE: Franklin High School, 3013 South Mount Baker Boulevard
WHEN: April 2, Noon – 5pm
FREE REGISTRATION HERE
LUNCH & KEYNOTE ADDRESS | 12 – 1 PM
Jeff Pace from the Unity Council in Oakland, California will share some of the successes and lessons learned with the development of the Fruitvale Village, a mixed use, mixed-income, transit oriented development.
BREAKOUT SESSION 1 | 1:10 – 2:20 pm
Green Jobs and Economic Development in Southeast: Opportunity without Opportunism
- Joshua Curtis, Office of Sustainability and Environment
- Stacia Jenkins, Emerald Cities Collaborative
- Roger Valdez
- Charlie Cunniff, Office of Economic Development
Creative Inspiration: Reflections the ULI/Hines Competition and Implications for Mount Baker
- Councilmember Sally Clark
- Cathryn Vandenbrink, Artspace
- Ryan Curren, Office of Housing
- Pearl Leung, moderator
BREAKOUT SESSION 2 | 2:30 – 3:40 pm
Parks, Libraries, Community Centers, and Culture: Who Pays for the Necessities and How?
- Christopher Williams, Department of Parks and Recreation
- Wyking Garrett, UmojaFest
- Michael Siewerath, Capitol Hill Housing
- Nancy Rawles, SPLAB
- Catherine Stanford, moderator
Raising all the Boats: Infill Development, Gentrification and Quality of Life
- Councilmember Mike O’Brien, Chair Seattle Public Utilities and Neighborhoods
- Tom Tierney, Seattle Housing Authority
BREAKOUT SESSION 3 | 3:50 – 5:00 pm
Transportation Investments: Who Wins, Who Loses?
- Mayor Mike McGinn
- Councilmember Tom Rasmussen, Transportation Committee Chair
- Paulo Nunes-Ueno, Children’s Hospital
- Andrew Austin, Transportation Choices Coalition
- Lynn Domingo, LELO
- Craig Benjamin, Streets for All Seattle, moderator
Health, Crime and Growth: Inequities in Southeast Seattle
- Councilmember Tim Burgess, Chair Public Safety and Education Committee
- Lisa Quinn, Feet First
- Mariana Quarnstrom, Southeast Crime Prevention Council
- Gregory Davis, Rainier Beach Community Empowerment Coalition
Bridgette Maryman, moderator