Join Us For 15-Minute Seattle: Creating Livable Places for All

This series is a comprehensive look at how Seattle can become a 15-minute city where residents can work, shop, socialize, and recreate in one neighborhood – all within a short walk from their homes.

Want to learn more about the 15-minute city concept? Visit the 15-Minute City Resources Page!


Housing Innovation in the 15-Minute City 

Kristian Skovbakke Villadsen’s 15-Minute Cities for People

Monday, June 7 | 10:30 – 11:30am PT | Opening Keynote

Housing Density in the 15-Minute City: Policy and Purpose

Tuesday, June 8 | 10:30am – 12:30pm PT | Panel Discussion

Join us June 7-8 for the series kick-off event, Housing Innovation in the 15-Minute City, to examine the concept of complete neighborhoods as an urban design framework and explore how Seattle can support full-service neighborhoods by providing a mix of housing options for homeowners, renters, and people of different ages and walks of life. Registration includes continuing education credit (Full Program: 3 AIA LU HSW; Keynote-Only: 1 AIA LU HSW).

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Designing for Dignity: Rethinking Our Role in Solving Seattle’s Homelessness & Housing Crisis

Thursday, June 17 | 4:00 – 5:30pm PT | Presentation and Group Discussion

Elizabeth Mahan, the winner of the 2018-2019 IIDA (International Interior Design Association) Northern Pacific Chapter’s Spencer de Mille Traveling Fellowship, presents her research on the impact of design on homelessness abroad. Her work explores how design choices impact the housing retention rates of formerly homeless individuals and families and supports the restoration of their dignity. 

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Additional programming coming soon! All sessions and speakers subject to change.

Contact Kirsten Smith, Manager of Policy and Advocacy at AIA Seattle

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