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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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Design in Public

Community by Design: Main Streets in a Changing America

The Seattle Design Festival features citywide tours, exhibits, outdoor installations, activities, interactive workshops and more from September 6-21, 2018. This year’s Festival theme, TRUST, examines the role of design thinking in bringing together and building TRUST among diverse communities. SDF2018: TRUST asks: in a world that appears increasingly defined by mistrust, how can design affirm and strengthen critical connections of TRUST in our community? The Seattle Design Festival is a program of Design in Public, a multidisciplinary nonprofit organization that…