UW Urban Design & Planning faculty and other many partners have been working with Westport and their neighbors to help them face the threat of tsunamis head-on. | The Seattle Times
Chuck Weinstock, former director of Capitol Hill Housing (Seattle) and a former VP with Chase Community Development Banking, spoke on November 1, 2023 at the University of Washington campus in Seattle. His presentation was titled “Affordable Housing: If It Was Simple, We’d Have Solved It By Now. We Still Can.”
Brooke Bradford is an alumna of the MIPM program, (Master of Infrastructure Planning and Management), and completed her degree while simultaneously serving as Community Development Coordinator for the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict. Learn more about her experience balancing full time employment alongside the MIPM program in this alumni spotlight piece.
Elijah Mason stepped through the door of his second-ever UW College of Built Environments (CBE) class. He was nervous, but also excited. “I chose the course because it was a planning practicum,” explains Mason. “We were going to be doing real work for the community, not just handing in assignments.”
Join the UDP Professionals Council for a lecture on May 24 at 6:00 p.m. in Architecture Hall 147.
Creating great urban neighborhoods and taking action for environmental justice go hand in hand. Through their work, Lauren Hood, Rosa Lopez, and Madeleine Spencer discussed that crucial connection and ways we can envision and attain just and sustainable future cities. Learn more in this recording of their discussion in the UDP lecture series.
Last month, PCEDC and the University of Washington’s Livable City Year program announced a new partnership that will connect county planning projects with UW Department of Urban Design and Planning courses over a multi-year period to advance local livability and economic development goals. | Chinook Observer
Professor Dan Abramson discusses several ongoing projects with Westport School District that aim to prepare the area for future climate threats, including tsunamis and rising sea levels. | The Daily World