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September 2016

The City of Seattle is in the process of updating its Comprehensive Plan. What’s missing? A clear direction for physical development in our downtown.

Why Seattle Needs a Downtown Urban Design Plan

September 13, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

A policy framework is insufficient to achieve the urban outcomes we all desire; we also need specific, physical recommendations for urban form and shape, to guide investment. How can we visualize, through plans and illustrations, how growth and development can contribute to a greater whole? Could Seattle benefit from an Urban Design Plan, like so many other large cities have developed? Join moderator Dennis Haskell and panelists Lee Copeland, Barbara Gray, Don Stastny and Heidi Bullinga to explore the value…

July 2017

Built Environment Mayoral Candidates Forum

July 17, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Seattle will have a new mayor next year, and the built environment of our city is under stress like never before.  How do the candidates propose to accommodate the 3,125 new Seattleites who arrive each month while addressing the homelessness crisis?  How do they hope to grow our city while preserving the quality of life for all residents?  Join us for our quadrennial Built Environment Mayoral Candidates Forum to learn more about the candidates and their views on these and…

Density & Affordable Housing: Info Session on Seattle’s HALA/MHA and D/ADU Proposals

July 19, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Seattle is moving forward with city-wide proposed zoning changes to increase density as a way to mitigate escalating housing costs and provide more affordable housing. What will this look like “on the ground”? As an architect, your informed opinion is important in the call for responses (by August 7) to the MHA Draft Environmental Impact Study. Read more

September 2017

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

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

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?…

January 2018

AIA Seattle’s Public Policy Board kicks off a new event series – PPB Presents – aimed at exploring an AIA position on a current policy topic and ways members can engage in advocacy around it. Our first PPB Presents event will be on Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) and the Future of City Design.

PPB Presents: Autonomous Vehicles & the Future of City Design

January 23, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Self-driving cars are already being tested on Seattle’s streets. They have the potential to benefit cities by reducing crashes, improving first and last mile connections for transit users and reducing the high cost of owning a private vehicle. They also have the potential to significantly increase traffic congestion, vehicle miles travelled and climate pollution. How do we anticipate, adapt to, and leverage innovative and disruptive transportation technologies as we look to design our city for the future? Where will AIA…

February 2018

Imagineering a Postcarbon Seattle – Part 2

February 16, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

As a closing activity to the exhibit Futurama Redux: Urban Mobility After Cars And Oil exhibition, AIA Seattle will host a second public symposium, Imagineering a Postcarbon Seattle – Part 2, to explore the challenges and opportunities that decision makers, creatives, and civil society face when taking on the responsibility to phase out fossil fuels. Local experts will explore urban strategies for context-sensitive postcarbon transition and invite you to share your thoughts, ideas, and concerns as we try to achieve…

March 2018

Please join us for AIA Seattle’s inaugural Policy Pub Night hosted by the Public Policy Board & the Urban Design Forum, where we ask you to help us develop AIA’s policy response on a current public affairs issue.

Policy Pub Night – Density

March 21, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join us for AIA Seattle’s inaugural Policy Pub Night hosted by the Public Policy Board & the Urban Design Forum, where we ask you to help us develop AIA’s policy response on a current public affairs issue. Read more

May 2018

A discussion with stakeholders on the often understated and misunderstood influences on the affordable housing that gets built in our city.

What Shapes Seattle’s Affordable Housing?

May 16, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Panelists: Jon Grant / Housing for All Coalition Joe Ferguson / Lake Union Partners Sharon Lee / Low Income Housing Institute Nick Welch / Seattle Office of Planning and Community Development Moderated by: Rick Mohler AIA / mohler + ghillino architects / university of washington Organized by: Committee on Homelessness / AIA Seattle An affordable housing week event

July 2018

The City of Seattle is considering developing a program to offer pre-approved plans for DADUs. While no firm proposal exists, architects are being asked to weigh in with their thoughts and suggestions.

SDCI Forum: Feedback Needed on Pre-Approved DADU Plans

July 23, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The City of Seattle has expressed interest in developing sets of pre-approved plans for Detached Accessory Dwelling Units (DADUs) to make them less expensive and quicker to build. Recently, Mayor Jenny Durkan issued a press release touting the idea. At this Forum, Seattle’s Office of Planning and Community Development and its Department of Construction & Inspections will present the City’s current work on ADUs/DADUs and seek input from attendees on how such a program might work and what concerns architects…

September 2018

Join AIA Seattle’s Housing Task Force, Public Policy Board and Board of Directors for a member discussion on Seattle's owner occupancy provision related to Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs).

Owner Occupancy Member Forum

September 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Owner occupancy is currently required by the city of Seattle for either the main house or the ADU if the owner chooses to rent out either property. The city’s draft ADU EIS released in May contained alternatives that would remove the owner occupancy provision. With the final EIS scheduled to be released around the end of September, this Forum is designed for members to provide feedback to AIA Seattle’s policy position makers. Aly Pennucci, Policy Analyst, Seattle City Council Central…

February 2019

The Transportation Task Force works to frame AIA Seattle’s overall policy on local and regional transportation initiatives, and reviews new policy proposals as they develop.

Transportation Task Force Meeting (CANCELLED)

February 12 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

AIA Seattle members are invited to attend these policy-focused committee meetings, which occur on the second Tuesday of each month. For more information, or if you are interested in participating, please contact Kirsten Smith. Note: this month’s meeting is cancelled.

March 2019

The Transportation Task Force works to frame AIA Seattle’s overall policy on local and regional transportation initiatives, and reviews new policy proposals as they develop.

Task Force Meeting: Transportation

March 11 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

AIA Seattle members are invited to attend these policy-focused committee meetings, which occur on the second Tuesday of each month.* For more information, or if you are interested in participating, please contact Kirsten Smith. *Please note: this month’s meeting occurs on the second Monday.

Join AIA Seattle's Public Policy Board and the Urban Design Forum for drinks and discussion at Policy Pub Night

PPB+UDF Policy Pub Night

March 27 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join AIA Seattle’s Public Policy Board and the Urban Design Forum for drinks and discussion at Policy Pub Night Read more

April 2019

The Transportation Task Force works to frame AIA Seattle’s overall policy on local and regional transportation initiatives, and reviews new policy proposals as they develop.

Task Force Meeting: Transportation

April 9 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

AIA Seattle members are invited to attend these policy-focused committee meetings, which occur on the second Tuesday of each month. For more information, or if you are interested in participating, please contact Kirsten Smith. CHANGE OF VENUE: Our Oct. 8 meeting will be held at Fado Irish Pub and will feature a planning discussion on AIA’s advocacy priorities related to transportation and ideas for future programming. Everyone is welcome!

May 2019

The Transportation Task Force works to frame AIA Seattle’s overall policy on local and regional transportation initiatives, and reviews new policy proposals as they develop.

Task Force Meeting: Transportation

May 14 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

AIA Seattle members are invited to attend these policy-focused committee meetings, which occur on the second Tuesday of each month. For more information, or if you are interested in participating, please contact Kirsten Smith. CHANGE OF VENUE: Our Oct. 8 meeting will be held at Fado Irish Pub and will feature a planning discussion on AIA’s advocacy priorities related to transportation and ideas for future programming. Everyone is welcome!

June 2019

The Transportation Task Force works to frame AIA Seattle’s overall policy on local and regional transportation initiatives, and reviews new policy proposals as they develop.

Task Force Meeting: Transportation

June 11 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

AIA Seattle members are invited to attend these policy-focused committee meetings, which occur on the second Tuesday of each month. For more information, or if you are interested in participating, please contact Kirsten Smith. CHANGE OF VENUE: Our Oct. 8 meeting will be held at Fado Irish Pub and will feature a planning discussion on AIA’s advocacy priorities related to transportation and ideas for future programming. Everyone is welcome!

July 2019

The Transportation Task Force works to frame AIA Seattle’s overall policy on local and regional transportation initiatives, and reviews new policy proposals as they develop.

Task Force Meeting: Transportation

July 9 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

AIA Seattle members are invited to attend these policy-focused committee meetings, which occur on the second Tuesday of each month. For more information, or if you are interested in participating, please contact Kirsten Smith. CHANGE OF VENUE: Our Oct. 8 meeting will be held at Fado Irish Pub and will feature a planning discussion on AIA’s advocacy priorities related to transportation and ideas for future programming. Everyone is welcome!

August 2019

The Transportation Task Force works to frame AIA Seattle’s overall policy on local and regional transportation initiatives, and reviews new policy proposals as they develop.

Task Force Meeting: Transportation

August 13 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

AIA Seattle members are invited to attend these policy-focused committee meetings, which occur on the second Tuesday of each month. For more information, or if you are interested in participating, please contact Kirsten Smith. CHANGE OF VENUE: Our Oct. 8 meeting will be held at Fado Irish Pub and will feature a planning discussion on AIA’s advocacy priorities related to transportation and ideas for future programming. Everyone is welcome!

September 2019

The Transportation Task Force works to frame AIA Seattle’s overall policy on local and regional transportation initiatives, and reviews new policy proposals as they develop.

Task Force Meeting: Transportation

September 10 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

AIA Seattle members are invited to attend these policy-focused committee meetings, which occur on the second Tuesday of each month. For more information, or if you are interested in participating, please contact Kirsten Smith. CHANGE OF VENUE: Our Oct. 8 meeting will be held at Fado Irish Pub and will feature a planning discussion on AIA’s advocacy priorities related to transportation and ideas for future programming. Everyone is welcome!

October 2019

The Transportation Task Force works to frame AIA Seattle’s overall policy on local and regional transportation initiatives, and reviews new policy proposals as they develop.

Task Force Meeting: Transportation

October 8 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

AIA Seattle members are invited to attend these policy-focused committee meetings, which occur on the second Tuesday of each month. For more information, or if you are interested in participating, please contact Kirsten Smith. CHANGE OF VENUE: Our Oct. 8 meeting will be held at Fado Irish Pub and will feature a planning discussion on AIA’s advocacy priorities related to transportation and ideas for future programming. Everyone is welcome!

TASK FORCE MEETING: HOUSING – OCTOBER

October 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

AIA Seattle members are invited to attend these policy-focused committee meetings, which occur on the second Thursday of each month. For more information, or if you are interested in participating, please contact Kirsten Smith.

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