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POSTPONED - UDF + COTE: Seattle 2100 – Sci-Fact Future – PNW

**This program is postponed. Stay tuned to this page, and Urban Design Forum and AIA Seattle newsletters and social media for new date as it becomes available.**

A unique discussion to extrapolate from the facts and ideate around the dystopian, the utopian and perhaps, the apocalyptic. Will it be our future as a climate refuge, innovative tech-hub and new ecotopia in an increasingly anthropogenically altered world? Or, will our future be a smoke-filled, overpopulated and spent city, ill-equipped to face an out-of-control tomorrow.

Climatologists almost unanimously agree that we are in for fundamental changes ahead, all skewed to the hot and extreme.  This intriguing discussion will ideate over life in the Pacific Northwest of 2100 and how we can prepare for it; ideas ensuring a bright future, over one that catches us all off guard and woefully underprepared.


Steve Moddemeyer, Principal at CollinsWoerman for Planning, Resilience, & Sustainability
Steve Moddemeyer advises and guides large-scale master plans to implement affordable, resilient, and sustainable buildings and infrastructure. He is a national expert on applying socio-ecological resilience strategies to urban policy, capital spending, and decision-making.


Cliff Mass, University of Washington Professor, Atmospheric Sciences
Cliff also maintains a popular weather blog and hosts a weekly public radio show on Tacoma’s KNKX

Devin Liddell, Teague, Principal Futurist
Works collaboratively with clients such as Boeing, Intel, JW Marriott, Nike, Starbucks, and Toyota to design new futures in aviation, automotive, smart cities, personal mobility, space travel, and more.

Panelist TBC, City of Seattle / Office of Sustainability & The Environment

Event Program:

5:30 – 5:45pm Welcome & Meet-And-Greet
5:45 – 5:50pm Intro the Panel
5:50 – 6:10pm Climate-Future Overview – Cliff
6:10 – 7:10pm Panel Discussion (1-hour) – All Participants
7:10 – 7:30pm Q&A
7:30pm End Program / Departure


This program takes place in an accessible location, with zero-step entry and an accessible restroom. Please note in your registration if you would like to be contacted regarding specific accommodations to fully participate in this program.

This program is co-presented by AIA Seattle’s Urban Design Forum and Committee on the Environment. Contact Connor Descheemaker, Membership Engagement Manager, with any questions or concerns.


March 25
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Event Price


AIA Seattle
(206) 448-4938


AIA Seattle
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Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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