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2013 Lecture Series

Conversations RE:Tacoma
Towards a Livable Community | 2013 Lecture Series
Investigating various subjects on creating and understanding of livable community.
Join us for stimulating lectures and then continuing conversations at nearby pubs.

Lecture 1. From Here to There
Thursday Sept. 19, 6:30-8pm
The Impact of Transportation Oriented Development and Its Integration into the Livable City
Concept:  How do we improve mobility and provide integrated transportation options within the city?
Can transportation-oriented development foster livable neighborhoods or is it just another transportation hub?
Prof. Ali Modarres, UWT Urban Studies Director
Tina Lee, Pierce Transit
Rick Williams, Transportation Management Director and Parking Consultant, Portland
Moderator:   Peter Callaghan, Tacoma News Tribune
Venues:  LeMay American Car Museum, New Frontier Lounge (after lecture)

Lecture 2. Wanted: Housing
Thursday Oct. 10, 6:30-8pm
Attracting Development of Downtown Housing and the Creation of Urban Neighborhoods
Concept: the economics of new construction vs. reusing building stock and large vs. small
Mark Huppert, Preservation Green Lab
Tom Dolan, Architect, Author of Live/Work in Plain English
Bruce Mann, University of Puget Sound Department of Economics Professor
Moderator: Peter Callaghan, Tacoma News Tribune
Venues:  UWT – Carwein Auditorium, Swiss Restaurant Pub (after lecture)

Lecture 3. Getting the Vibe
Thursday Nov. 21, 6:30-8pm
The Social and Cultural Role of a Vibrant, Livable Community
Concept:  The arts have a major influence on the livelihood of a community and Tacoma has a lot to offer in the area of the arts.  Is the pulse of vibrancy reaching the entire community?  Discuss with us what’s happening now and what we want to see happen in the future.
Candi Hall, DASH Director
Cathy Cochrane, Communications Mgr., Arts WA
Mayumi Tsutakama, Grants Mgr., Arts WA
Amy McBride, Tacoma Arts Administrator
Moderator:  Peter Callaghan, Tacoma News Tribune
Venues: Museum of Glass, Social (after lecture)

Ticketing Information
Individual pre-paid tickets are $7.50 each or $20 for all three
Tickets at the door are $10 (if available)
Students are admitted free with school ID
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