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.
- 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
- Teresa Mosqueda – Council seat 8
- Sara Nelson – Council seat 9
- Nikkita Oliver – Council seat 9
- Brianna Thomas – Council seat 9
Moderated by: Jess Blanch | Program Director, Pacific Northwest | Enterprise Community Partners
The Urbanist Candidate Questionnaires & Meetups
MASS Coalition – Move All Seattle Sustainably Mayoral Forum (transportation issues)
We Are In: Housing and Homelessness Mayoral Candidate Forum
Resolution to End Homelessness – Mayoral Forum
Seattle Subway Mayoral Candidate Forum
City Council Position 9 Forums
MASS Coalition Council Seat 9 Forum (transportation issues)
We Are In: Housing and Homelessness Position 9 Forum
Mayoral Candidate Forum on Gun Violence Prevention – Alliance for Gun Responsibility, June 29