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Enter the Fray: How Architects & Designers can be POWERful Advocates

Architects and designers are uniquely positioned to advocate for vital urban spaces and design elements that contribute to healthy, livable communities. They are also well-suited to work towards community consensus on controversial issues: they are good listeners, they work collaboratively in groups, they look at all ideas, and they are effective problem-solvers. But too often architects step back from involvement in public policy decision-making. Can architecture and design instead be viewed as lenses through which public problems can be solved? This program by AIA Seattle’s Public Policy Board  is a part of the  2017 Seattle Design Festival and will focus on how the design community can better advocate for their professions while working towards more people-oriented development and vibrant urban communities. For more information about the festival as a whole, check out the Design in Public website.


September 18, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


AIA Seattle
(206) 448-4938


WA United States
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