Oct 14

Series Info – 2014

Join us for the 6th season of community forums focused on design issues relevant to Tacoma’s urban neighborhoods and downtown core – a healthy dialogue can lead to thoughtful action.  Each forum is followed by an informal after-party to continue the conversation with our speakers.

6:30-8pm, Thursday, Sept. 18th, The Grand Cinema, 606 S. Fawcett Ave.
Models from the Outside
Come hear about the pivotal choices made by the City of Portland to help transform their urban core.  After viewing a short documentary from the PBS e2 series, A Sense of Place, we’ll discuss the  benefits and risks of looking at other cities as role models and what may or may not be right for Tacoma.
Andy Cotugno, Senior Policy Advisor, Portland Metro Regional Government
Brian Scott, BDS Planning & Urban Design
8pm — after-event at Tacoma Brewing Co., 625 St. Helen’s Ave.

6:30-8pm, Thursday, Oct. 16th, UWT Carwein Auditorium, 1754 Commerce St.
Bringing Vision to Action
Several visions for Tacoma have come and gone yet we find ourselves once more on the precipice of a new strategic vision.  How has leadership effectively engaged the community to produce such a vision?  Come discuss what success looks like if we get it right.
TC Broadnax, Tacoma City Manager
Heywood T. Sanders, University of Texas at San Antonio
J.J. McCament, McCament & Rogers LLC
8pm — after-event at The Swiss, 1904 Jefferson Ave.

6:30-8pm, Thursday, Nov. 20th, The Mountaineers Club, 2302 N. 30th St.
10 x 10 / Thoughts from the Street
The last word this year goes to the people.  We all choose to live in Tacoma for different reasons.  Whether it’s the grit, the beauty, the opportunity, or the destiny, this is our chance to weigh in.  Each speaker will each have 10 minutes and 10 slides to propose a destiny realized.  Come have your point of view expanded… but only briefly.
8pm — after-event at The Spar, 2121 N. 30th St.

Tickets:  individual pre-paid tickets are $7.50 each or $20 for the series.  Tickets at the door are $10, if available.  Students admitted free with school ID.  Tickets at brown paper tickets.

Click here to learn about current initiatives relevant to our 2014 series… and our recommended reading list on cities/urban design.

Sponsored by AIA-SWW, Emerging Leaders Group, Downtown on the Go, Historic Tacoma, UW-Tacoma,  Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Tacoma.
In-kind sponsorship by  Grand Cinema, ARC Document Solutions, and the Mountaineers/Tacoma branch.