Join us for an interactive discussion on how public open space can promote balance and equity in the City of Seattle. This discussion will explore how designers can support holistic and systemic solutions that address barriers to equity in the community. We will examine a collection of case studies from local design teams, neighborhood coalitions and city policy makers that seek to implement place-based solutions. Following the presentations we will expand the conversation through a moderated Q&A emphasizing community-based design approaches to the development of public open space.
Joel Fariss (Moderator) – Design Research, Strategy & Innovation, Gensler
Lara Rose – Principal, Walker Macy
Cayce James – Senior Planner, City of Seattle, Outside Citywide
Gregory Davis – Managing Strategist, Rainier Beach Action Coalition
Patrice Thomas – City of Seattle, Equitable Development Initiative
Ishmael Nuñez – Master of Urban Planning, University of Washington ’19
Presented by Gensler and AIA|Design+ Wellbeing Committee