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Ingredients for Designing a Family-Friendly Downtown


Ingredients for a Family-Friendly Downtown

Co-Presented by Seattle Department of Planning and Development, Seattle Planning Commission, and the Downtown Seattle Association.

Special thanks to Seattle City Councilmembers Richard Conlin, Tim Burgess and Mike O’Brien

Why are families important to cities? What can we learn from other cities about the design and development of urban schools, active spaces, housing, and safety? What are the local opportunities Seattle designers, developers, business and policy-makers can take advantage of right now and in the future to make Seattle a welcoming urban environment for families?

This day-long conference will highlight the challenges of attracting and retaining intergenerational families in urban neighborhoods. Hear from local, regional and national experts, and learn what other cities in North America are doing to create great urban environments for families.

Each presentation includes inspiring national examples, as well as a thoughtful examination of our special Seattle opportunities and challenges.

Sessions include:

· Where Will They Live? Challenges and Solutions for Urban Family Housing
· Active Space: Rejuvenating Urban Landscapes
· Urban Schools: Good for Kids, Good for Cities
· Transportation and Land Use: Health, Economics, and Sustainability
· Making It Happen: Market vs. Policy

Confirmed speakers include: 
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Lawrence Frank of the Health & Community Design Lab at the University of British Columbia
Michael Pyatok, Pyatok Architects; Catherine Benotto, Weber Thompson; Rick Hooper, Seattle Office of Housing; Marshall Foster, Seattle Planning Director; Lorne McConachie, Bassetti Architects; Joe Puggelli, Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences; Barbara Gray, Seattle Department of Transportation; Gary Johnson, Seattle Department of Planning and Development; Kay Smith-Blum, Seattle School Board; Steve Durrant, Alta Planning + Design; Sarah Snider, LMN Architects; Helle Burlingame, HBB Expertise; Scott Matthews, Vulcan, Inc; Hannah McIntosh, Central Waterfront Program; and Dr. Pooja S. Tandon, Seattle Children's Research Institute.

Special thanks to our sponsors:
BRC Acoustics & Audiovisual Design
SvR Design Company
W.G. Clark Construction
Weber Thompson

Thank you to Norwell and Goric for generously funding speaker Helle Burlingame.


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