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AIA Seattle Diversity Roundtable (DRT) and the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) are providing an installation focused on on the ten axioms that are part of the Principles of Intelligent Urbanism (the term coined by Prof. Christopher Charles Benninger). These axioms include environmental sustainability, heritage conservation, appropriate technology, infrastructure-efficiency, placemaking, social access, transit-oriented development, regional integration, human scale, and institutional integrity.
Engaging the community and the stakeholders in the planning process is one of the main goals of the installation, i.e. demonstrating the process of creating healthy and sustainable communities while bettering economic, social and environmental outcomes, and minimizing the need for costly redevelopment in the future.
Through the use of an enlarged site plan focused on an underrepresented area in Seattle (ex: Rainier Valley, Central District, Beacon Hill etc), the installation will provide a background for collaboration of planning that neighborhood’s common space. The activity will include information on the area & character of the neighborhood. Participants will be prompted to include things like green spaces, community centers, schools, housing, bike routes, garden spaces, etc. The installation will encourage attendees to collaborate on the finished design, with the goal of providing a balance of diverse thoughts, ideas, and voices.