Past Events

Past Events

Learn more about the Department of Urban Design & Planning’s past events and lectures. This archive includes links to information, photos, videos, and more.

New Urban Disruptors-Beyond Vancouverism : Larry Beasley

Larry Beasley, C.M., Former Co-director of Planning for the City of Vancouver, BC joined us on Tuesday, November 2nd for a
conversation about urban invention, innovation, and adaptation

Just Sustainabilities in a post-pandemic world

URBDP PhD Program Annual Symposium: Just sustainability in a post-pandemic world

Join us for the 2021 “Just Sustainabilities in a Post-Pandemic World” Virtual Symposium on May 27th!
Click the links below to look around to see the schedule, speakers, and register for the event!

The symposium is a combined effort by the Interdisciplinary PhD Program in Urban Design and Planning and the PhD Program in the Built Environment in collaboration with Urban@UW and the CBE. As more information becomes available, we will add it to the website.

Just Sustainabilities in a post-pandemic world

Professionals Council Lecture: Rupal Sanghvi

On April 21, 2021 from 6-7:30 PM PST the UW Department of Urban Design and Planning and the Professionals Council are pleased to present “Exploring a new future: health by design”– a lecture by Rupal Sanghvi, MPH, Founder and Principal of HealthxDesign. This is the third in our 2020/2021 lecture series highlighting important topics in planning.
Rupal’s lecture will cover:
Key trends in public health that will make collaborating with urban designers, architects, planners and other “shapers” of the built environment critical for ensuring positive health outcomes.
Outcomes based design — urban design as public health intervention, linked to epidemiological data, evidence based pathways, and metrics for short and long term outcomes.
Real projects and examples at multiple scales will be shared to reflect how the technical tools of public health can articulate the concrete contributions of prospective design interventions.
Persistent challenges — current gaps in mainstreaming an outcomes-based approach to public health and the built environment.
Rupal has over twenty years of experience in health promotion and disease prevention. She has partnered with community-based non-profit organizations/NGOs, and the public sector in infectious disease prevention, violence prevention, adolescent health promotion, and access to care for marginalized and geographically isolated groups. Rupal has been a consistent reviewer for the American Public Health Conference and has worked with the World Health Organization, International Planned Parenthood, and the International Rescue Committee. She received the United States Secretary of Health’s Award for Innovations in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention after earning her Master of Public Health at the University of Michigan.

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Professionals Council Lecture: Beth Osborne

Join us for the UDP Professional Council’s Lecture!
The UW Department of Urban Design and Planning and the Professionals Council are pleased to present “Where Good Transportation Ideas Go To Die”– a lecture by Beth Osborne, Director of Transportation for America. This is the second in our 2020/2021 lecture series highlighting important topics in planning.
Beth Osborne will discuss
· Prospects for reauthorizing our national surface transportation program that includes transit, highways, maritime ports, and rail systems that move both people and freight,
· How to do this in a way that supports broad goals such as building a resilient economy, preventing catastrophic global climate change, and removing racial inequities in the transportation system, and
· The role of local planning and development patterns that provide transportation systems a chance to meet those goals.
After the lecture, Ms. Osborne will be joined by a panel to discuss our regional transportation challenges. Panelists include Paulo Nunes-Ueno, Nunes-Ueno Consulting, Councilmember De’Sean Quinn, City of Tukwila and Hester Serebrin, Transportation Choices Coalition.

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Professionals Council Lecture: Gil Kelley

Gil Kelley, FAICP is the general manager of Planning, Urban Design, and Sustainability for the City of Vancouver, British Columbia. He is an internationally recognized urban strategist, having served as chief planner for several West Coast cities (including San Francisco, CA and Portland, OR) and as an independent advisor to cities and governments across the globe. Vancouver, BC is one of North America’s most innovative cities in the field of urban planning. The City recently adopted a Greenest City Action Plan and is currently working on a major comprehensive plan update, called “Planning Vancouver Together.” Kelley will share his insights into how he uses a forward-thinking approach to address challenging planning issues, including equity, climate change, and civic engagement

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URBDP PhD Program Annual Symposium: Pandemic Urbanism

A virtual symposium on COVID-19 and cities | May 29, 2020
What does COVID-19 mean for city life? What are the implications of this pandemic for urban mobility, sociability, politics, and density?
Schedule Announced!
With more than 50 participants, the symposium offers a full day of presentations and discussion from academics, researchers, practitioners, and activists sharing new ideas about cities during COVID-19.

http://pandemicurbanism.com/

Professionals Council Lecture - Commissioner Mitchell Silver

URBAN PLANNING & DESIGN PROFESSIONALS COUNCIL 2019 – 2020 LECTURE SERIES

Planning for People

Commissioner Mitchell Silver
New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

LectureJanuary 29, 2020 | Architecture Hall, University of Washington Campus (Seattle)

 

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Professionals Council Lecture - William Riggs

URBAN PLANNING & DESIGN PROFESSIONALS COUNCIL 2019 – 2020 LECTURE SERIES

Disruptive Transport

William Riggs
University of San Francisco

LectureNovember 20, 2019 | Architecture Hall, University of Washington Campus (Seattle)

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Claiming Space - Women of Color in Community Planning + Design

Diane Jones Allen
Naomi Doerner
Yordanos Teferi

Seminar – May 16, 2019 | Architecture Hall, University of Washington Campus (Seattle)
Panel Discussion – May 17, 2019 | Henry Art Gallery and Allen Center for The Visual Arts (HAG)

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50 year Celebration - Interdisciplinary PhD in Urban Design & Planning

ReceptionMay 30, 2019 | Gould Hall, UW Campus (Seattle)
SeminarMay 31, 2019 | Allen Library, the Petersen Room, UW Campus (Seattle)

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Professionals Council Lecture - John Rahaim

URBAN PLANNING & DESIGN PROFESSIONALS COUNCIL LECTURE

Can Planning Save the City’s Soul – 21st Century San Francisco

John Rahaim
Planning Director for the City and County of San Francisco

LectureMay 7, 2019 | Architecture Hall, University of Washington Campus (Seattle)

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The Art of Black Urbanism

Matthew Jordan Miller, PhD
Jessica Rycheal
Keith Murakata

Panel Discussion – February 6, 2019 | University of Washington Campus (Seattle)
Exhibition – February 5-28, 2019 | Gould Gallery, College of Built Environments

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