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May 2018

Join Urban Design Forum for an engaging discussion about plans for the city and regional bike network and how bikeshare factors into these plans!

Bike Clutter with UDF

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

Join Urban Design Forum for an engaging discussion about plans for the city and regional bike network and how bikeshare factors into these plans. Read more

June 2018

Come have a beer, geek out on current urban issues in our region and get involved with the Urban Design Forum.

Urban Design Forum Happy Hour + Discourse

June 27, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Come have a beer, geek out on current urban issues in our region and get involved with the Urban Design Forum. Read more

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…

Come join Seattle Parks and Urban Design Forum on a sunny walk through Belltown and Denny Triangle to explore the past, present and future of this rapidly-developing area’s urban parks.

Downtown Parks Tour with Urban Design Forum

July 25, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Come join Seattle Parks and Urban Design Forum on a sunny walk through Belltown and Denny Triangle to explore the past, present and future of this rapidly-developing area’s urban parks. Read more

August 2018

Urban Design Forum Happy Hour Brainstorm

August 22, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Urban Design Forum for a summer Brainstorm! Anyone with thoughts regarding topics, speakers or a particular curiosity regarding urban design in our region is welcome to join us for libation, discourse and the shaping of upcoming forums. Read more

September 2018

Autonomous Seattle: The Robot Car in the Emerald City

September 19, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The initial rollout of autonomous vehicles (AV) is predicted to begin around 2025, gaining public acceptance by 2030 & largely replacing non-autonomous vehicles by 2040-2045.Many tout the AV as a silver bullet, allowing drastic reductions in car ownership and parking, electric vehicle fleets, “working commutes,” and so on. But an AV is more accurately described as a “disruptor” rather than a “silver bullet,” potentially increasing both sprawl and traffic, and eviscerating mass transit use.We must shape our cities, regions, and policies to guide the use of AVs in a sustainable manner to minimize—among other things—the developmental sprawl they could enable. What are policymakers doing to prepare for and shape the impacts of AVs in our region? Read more

October 2018

Transforming Seattle’s first-ring suburbs for an urban future

UDF: Urbanizing the Suburbs

October 22, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Presented by AIA Seattle’s Urban Design Forum As global population becomes ever more urban, America continues to dabble with city life. After a two decades of revitalizing the urban core and experiencing an urban lifestyle, many people are being priced out of the center city, carrying with them the desire to continue traits of this urban lifestyle such as mixed-use neighborhoods, transit access, reduced car dependence, convenience, walkability, bikability, rich culture, creative food and nightlife. Seeking to meet demand, many…

January 2019

Seattle has successfully used an “Urban Village” strategy to focus growth into distinct, densifying nodes that are distributed throughout the city and act as neighborhood business districts and activity nexuses, serving wide swathes of adjacent lower density single family neighborhoods. We will explore a series of these Town Center developments and discuss their successes and failures and dig into the similarities and differences between these growing nodes in Seattle and the greater Puget Sound Region.

UDF: Town Centers and Urban Villages

January 23, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Presented by AIA Seattle’s Urban Design Forum An urban village can be described as a more diverse part of an urban area comprising of denser residential and mixed-use zoning, with a higher priority given to transit and pedestrianization. A town center is characterized as being the commercial or retail core of a neighborhood or town. These terms can be quite analogous. However, sometimes an urban village is seen as more organic in its development and phasing, whilst a town center…

April 2019

Join Urban Design Forum for its bimonthly happy hour and committee meeting at Old Stove Brewing in Pike Place Market.

CANCELED: Urban Design Forum Happy Hour + Committee Meeting

April 24, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Come have a beer, geek out on current urban issues in our region and get involved with the Urban Design Forum. Read more

Cast aside your political comfort zones and join the conversation regarding increased access to the single family areas of Seattle.

RESCHEDULED: UDF: Neighborhoods for All: Revisiting Single Family Zoning + HH w/ The Urbanist

April 25, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Cast aside your political comfort zones and join the conversation regarding increased access to the single family areas of Seattle. Read more

May 2019

Housing Transformations: Density Done Right

May 20, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Design professionals in the urban built environment often advocate for “good density.” But what exactly does that look like, and how specifically can the planning, design, and construction of housing options support vibrant communities? How can the integration of new housing center equity, sustainability and livability in rapidly changing neighborhoods? Join us for a full day program exploring housing transformations that advance density done right. For registration to the concluding keynote and happy hour ONLY, visit the keynote event page.…

NEW DATE & LOCATION: Urban Design Forum Happy Hour + Committee Meeting

May 22, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every 2 months that begins at 5:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until November 30, 2019

Come have a beer, geek out on current urban issues in our region and get involved with the Urban Design Forum. Read more

July 2019

UDF: Suburban Renaissance Tour / Kenmore & Bothell, WA

July 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Urban Design Forum presents a tour of Kenmore and Bothell, two Seattle suburbs working to build a more sustainable, urbanized future. Read more

NEW DATE & LOCATION: Urban Design Forum Happy Hour + Committee Meeting

July 24, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every 2 months that begins at 5:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until November 30, 2019

Come have a beer, geek out on current urban issues in our region and get involved with the Urban Design Forum. Read more

August 2019

UDF: Curating the Street Level Experience – Graham Baba Architects in Pike/Pine

August 20, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us as Jim Graham, principle of Graham Baba Architects, shares his vision for breathing life into urban streetscapes as elicited by the firm’s thoughtful work in one of the city’s most dynamic and culturally-exciting neighborhoods. Read more

September 2019

UDF: New Urbanism, History and Urbanism – Single Family in Seattle

September 18, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join AIA Seattle’s Urban Design Forum for a discussion on land-use constraints in the city’s single-family neighborhoods. Read more

NEW DATE & LOCATION: Urban Design Forum Happy Hour + Committee Meeting

September 25, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every 2 months that begins at 5:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until November 30, 2019

Come have a beer, geek out on current urban issues in our region and get involved with the Urban Design Forum. Read more

October 2019

UDF: Waterfront Seattle – A Post-Viaduct, Public Space Megaproject Tour

October 2, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Urban Design Forum welcomes Waterfront Seattle for a walking tour of its vision for a new Alaskan Way, after the viaduct is gone. Read more

November 2019

NEW DATE & LOCATION: Urban Design Forum Happy Hour + Committee Meeting

November 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Come have a beer, geek out on current urban issues in our region and get involved with the Urban Design Forum. Read more

January 2020

UDF+COHO: Seattle 2100 – Homelessness & Informal Communities

January 22, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join AIA Seattle’s Urban Design Forum for a discussion of informal communities and their potential to change how homelessness is addressed in the U.S. Read more

February 2020

Urban Design Forum Committee Meeting

February 26, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

Come have a beer, geek out on current urban issues in our region and get involved with the Urban Design Forum. Read more

March 2020

Urban Design Forum Committee Meeting

March 25, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

Come have a beer, geek out on current urban issues in our region and get involved with the Urban Design Forum. Read more

April 2020

WEBINAR: Virtual Collaborative Spaces with Sheryl Cababa

April 10, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join AIA Seattle for a short, live webinar on how to facilitate creative collaboration virtually. Read more

WEBINAR: Digital Firm Management Solutions with Carlos Obando

April 16, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join AIA Seattle for a live webinar on technological solutions for remote firm management and client relationships. Read more

ONLINE – Urban Design Forum ‘Remote’ Happy Hour + Committee Meeting

April 22, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

**April meeting is online only.** Grab a beer and connect with us on the impact of COVID on urban issues in our region. Read more

WEBINAR: Coping With Coronavirus – Design Firm Challenges

April 23, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join AIA Seattle sponsors AP | Hall & Company for a webinar on insurance- and legal-related challenges from COVID-19. Read more

May 2020

Urban Design Forum Committee Meeting

May 27, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

Come have a beer, geek out on current urban issues in our region and get involved with the Urban Design Forum. Read more

UDF + COTE: Seattle 2100 – Sci-Fact Future – PNW

May 27, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Rescheduled: Join AIA Seattle’s Urban Design Forum and Committee on the Environment for a discussion on the true future of the region, looking dystopian, utopian, or apocalyptic. Read more

June 2020

ONLINE – Urban Design Forum – Committee Meeting: Planning + Racial Injustice

June 24, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

What does the Black Lives Matter and racial injustice movement require of urban design and planning? Read more

July 2020

Urban Design Forum Committee Meeting

July 22, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

Come have a beer, geek out on current urban issues in our region and get involved with the Urban Design Forum. Read more

August 2020

Urban Design Forum Committee Meeting

August 26, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

Come have a beer, geek out on current urban issues in our region and get involved with the Urban Design Forum. Read more

September 2020

Urban Design Forum Committee Meeting

September 23, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

Come have a beer, geek out on current urban issues in our region and get involved with the Urban Design Forum. Read more

November 2020

DATE CHANGE: Urban Design Forum Committee Meeting

November 18, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Come have a beer, geek out on current urban issues in our region and get involved with the Urban Design Forum. Read more

December 2020

CANCELLED – Urban Design Forum Committee Meeting

December 23, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

**The December UDF meeting is CANCELLED.** Come have a beer, geek out on current urban issues in our region and get involved with the Urban Design Forum. Read more

January 2021

UDF: Equitable TOD w/ King County Council Chair Claudia Balducci

January 27 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm

Join AIA Seattle’s Urban Design Forum for a unique discussion with King County Councilmember Claudia Balducci to discuss equitable transit-oriented development. Read more

February 2021

Committee Meeting: Urban Design Forum

February 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 31, 2021

Join AIA Seattle’s Urban Design Forum for its monthly planning meeting, every fourth Wednesday. Open to architects and allied professionals. Read more

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