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Urban Innovations Speakers Series Focuses on Equitable Development

The impacts of redlining, racially restrictive covenants and disinvestment are still felt in communities with higher risk of residential, commercial and cultural displacement. Long-term residents, non-profit organizations, locally owned small businesses, and cultural anchors are threatened by displacement as Seattle grows. How can we invest in organizations and individuals, so… [ Keep reading ]

Urban Innovations Speaker Series Presents: How Can We Increase Seattle’s Climate Resilience?

Global climate change is loading the dice, making extreme weather events like forest fires and Hurricanes even more intense. Seattle has experienced some of its rainiest and least snowy winters, its hottest and driest summers, and its highest tides on record. Learn from international experts how homeowners, new development and… [ Keep reading ]

Guest Bloggers: Our Summer Interns on Lake City’s Community Conversations event

Last month, our summer interns participated and attended a Community Conversation event at the Lake City Community Center. Sponsored by Lake City Future First and many other community advocacy organizations, the Community Conversation events bring residents together to discuss important issues, with stations for “Strengthing Community Partnerships”, “Building a Healthy… [ Keep reading ]

Urban Innovations Speakers Series Guest Bio: Thatcher Bailey, Seattle Parks Foundation

Thatcher has served as executive director of Seattle Parks Foundation since 2010. The Foundation supports community groups dedicated to creating and enhancing parks and public spaces in neighborhoods across the city. He has founded and led various cultural and civic organizations and is currently the board president of Town Hall… [ Keep reading ]

Urban Innovations Speakers Series, March 7!

click on image to enlarge Presented by OPCD and Seattle Office of Housing. OPCD will be hosting Urban Innovations Speakers Series to increase public awareness of global best practices to achieve an integrated approach to planning for livable cities. Topics will include: affordable housing, urban design for community health, community-based… [ Keep reading ]

Rainier Beach Town Hall Event, February 23

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Urban Innovations Speakers Series Begins March 7

OPCD will be hosting Urban Innovations to increase public awareness of global best practices to achieve an integrated approach to planning for livable cities. Topics will include: affordable housing urban design for community health community-based resilience new trends in urban development integrated land use, open space, transportation design and sustainability… [ Keep reading ]

Input Sought on Delridge Way, Neighborhood Action Plan

We are¬†collaborating with communities to create a shared vision and Delridge Action Plan to improve the livability of the North Delridge neighborhood. For two years, we have¬†worked with the community on plans to create great community places and improved services. City departments have coordinated work on the action plan with… [ Keep reading ]