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The time for “Do less harm” has passed. It’s time for the beginning of being; the beginning of a Living Future. Join us next April for Living Future 2015. We’ll explore a genuine sense of place and community as the bellwether of truly restorative design.

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Friday, April 3 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Children as an Indicator Species - How can cities promote affordable housing for our families?

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Unless we bend current trends, it will get more difficult for families with children to find suitably sized housing they can afford, resulting in longer commutes and diminished in-city diversity. The Seattle Planning Commission addresses this challenge head on, proposing multiple strategies to increase attractive housing choices for families. Commission leaders will outline their Family-Sized Housing Action Agenda and lead a discussion on ways communities can gain traction on this front.

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Benotto

Catherine Benotto

Principal, Seattle Planning Commission/Weber Thompson
Catherine is a Principal at Weber Thompson, where she guides the firm's master planning, urban design and landscape architecture services. She also leads Weber Thompson's sustainability initiatives. In addition to her professional leadership in sustainable planning and design, Catherine is a frequent presenter on issues relating to multifamily development, and the benefits that families as well as individuals can derive from living in compact... Read More →
avatar for David Cutler

David Cutler

Principal, Seattle Planning Commission/GGLO
David is a Principal at GGLO and the firm's Director of Planning and Urban Design. Outside of the office David can usually be found speaking on urban design or advocating for urban policies that create healthier relationships between people and place. In 2013, David was named one of Engineering News-Record's top '20 under 40' in the Pacific Northwest. David earned his Master’s degree in Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate... Read More →
avatar for Amalia Leighton

Amalia Leighton

Civil Engineer, Seattle Planning Commission (Chair)/SvR Design Company
Amalia is a licensed civil engineer, certified planner and director at SvR Design Company. She has extensive experience working with municipal agencies and their stakeholders on projects that emphasize the integration of urban design, green infrastructure, pedestrian and transit infrastructure. She presents both locally and nationally on these topics and the associated social equity considerations. Amalia holds a bachelor’s of science in... Read More →



Friday April 3, 2015 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Aspen Room Sheraton Hotel

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