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2014 Lecture Series: Destiny Realized

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.

Watch this space for more details on each session, speakers, and tickets.

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 a short documentary “Portland: a Sense of Place” from the PBS e2 series, we’ll discuss benefits and pitfalls of looking at other cities as role models and what may or may not be right for Tacoma.
Speakers:
Andy Cotugno, Senior Policy Advisor, Portland Metro Regional Government
Brian Scott, BDS Planning
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 challenged with the creation of a new strategic vision.  How has leadership effectively engaged the community to produce such a vision?  Come discuss what success means for realizing our City’s destiny.
Speakers:
TC Broadnax, Tacoma City Manager
Heywood T. Sanders, University of Texas at San Antonio
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.  10 speakers 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 later this month]

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, and the City of Tacoma.