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City of Seattle Candidate Forums on the Built Environment

Seattle's primary elections for mayor and City Council seats 8 and 9 will be held via mail-in ballot on August 3. Join us for two candidate forums to hear the candidates' positions on built environment issues.

Seattle’s built environment – homes, buildings, streets and sidewalks, public spaces, parks, zoning, transportation options and more – provides the infrastructure for how we live our lives in the city. Our built environment impacts our health, our quality of life, and our ability to make homes, connections, and contributions to jobs and community organizations. These forums are presented by a coalition of Seattle’s built environment practitioners and are designed to give you an overview of the candidate’s positions on housing and land use policy, reducing barriers to building housing; climate and sustainability issues related to buildings; equity in land use, housing, and the use of public space; and more.

You will have the opportunity to suggest questions for the candidates when you RSVP.

Presenting organizations:

  •  American Society of Landscape Architects Washington State Chapter
  •  National Organization of Minority Architects Northwest
  •  Planning in Color
  •  Urban Land Institute Northwest
  •  American Institute of Architects Seattle

Mayoral Candidates Forum on Built Environment Issues

Monday, June 28 | 5:30 – 7:00 pm | Online


Moderated by: Rachel Berney, Associate Professor, Urban Design & Planning | University of Washington

Note: this video was started late and begins in the middle of the first question.

Council Seats 8 & 9 Candidates Forum on Built Environment Issues

Wednesday, July 7 | 5:30 – 7:00 pm | Online


Moderated by: Jess Blanch | Program Director, Pacific Northwest | Enterprise Community Partners


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June 28, 2021
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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