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Community by Design: Main Streets in a Changing America

Community by Design: Main Streets in a Changing America showcases the success stories of the Main Street America program and other revitalization models that positively impacted communities across the country.

The Main Street America program empowers community members to be changemakers, to leverage the power of place to develop desirable cities and towns emblematic of our uniquely American identity. While the Main Street Program provides a sound and effective tool for making sustainable and long-lasting change, other approaches have also successfully strengthened social connections and long-term viability. This exhibition presents several unique case studies from local to national in order to inspire visitors to take pride in their home places and become engaged participants in the long-term vitality of their communities.

Opening reception, April 27, 5-8pm


April 27, 2017
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


AIA Seattle
(206) 448-4938


AIA Seattle
1010 Western Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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Community by Design: Main Streets in a Changing America

2017 was the year of POWER. From September 9 – 22, the Seattle Design Festival connected designers, community members and civic leaders to explore the POWER of design in our changing world. SDF is the largest design-related event in the Pacific Northwest gathering 30,000 attendees, 103 Festival events and installations hosted by 130+ partners in 2016. Thank you to all who collaborated with SDF2017:POWER! SDF2017 at a glance: 14 days 120+ partner organizations 80+ programs & installations 12+ design disciplines Block Party: outdoor installations, tours, and…