We are a group of design, architecture and urban planning professionals who have a passion for making Tacoma a better place for everyone who lives here. To this end, in 2009 we began organizing an annual three-part urban design lecture series in downtown Tacoma to provide information, provoke thought, and stimulate discussion about the city’s built environment. Hosted in the Fall, each series focuses on issues relevant to Tacoma’s urban neighborhoods and downtown core.
Past series have covered topics such as immigration, social sustainability, what it means to be a "liveable" community and the real implications of gentrification. This year's theme is "Designing for Youth" and will include three discussions that center around how we, as a community, can best serve our young people as we design, plan and build in our city.