The goal of this lecture series is to encourage public engagement with urban design issues, with specific discussion of how to take action and implement change.
To learn more about the series, click here to view the Sept 20 2012 CityLine broadcast.
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Extreme Make-Over: Façade Improvement Projects
6:30-8pm, Thurs, 27 September; after-event 8pm-
Location: New Frontier Lounge, 301 E. 25th Street
Learn how inexpensive façade improvement projects can spark new energy in a neighborhood, bring under-utilized buildings back to life and economic rewards to business owners.
Jim Nicholls, senior lecturer, Department of Architecture, UW Seattle
Odette D’Aniello, owner, Celebrity Cake Studio
Nick Fediay, 6th Avenue Business District Association
Sharon Winters, Historic Tacoma
Aaron Winston, architectural designer, BLRB Architects
Moderator: Kala Dralle, program development specialist, Community and Economic Development, City of Tacoma
Visual Clutter: How to Get Outdoor Advertising Right
6:30-8pm, Thurs, 11 October; after-event 8pm-
Locations: Trinity Presbyterian Church, sanctuary, 1615 Sixth Avenue; after-event at Cork, 606 N. State Street (@ Sixth Ave.)
What is an effective outdoor advertising strategy at the neighborhood level and within the urban environment? How do we balance the needs of businesses to promote with the needs of citizens to limit outdoor advertising? What forms of advertising are most effective for local business owners? Will lower cost and more personalized forms of advertising, like social media, be the next wave? Why do we love the old neon on S. Tacoma Way and the ghost signs on Pacific Ave. but are less enamored of digital billboards? Can the speed of traffic, vehicular and pedestrian, limit the scale and density of outdoor advertising?
Paula Rees, Maestri Design
Rusty George, principal, Rusty George Creative
Trevor Boddy, architecture critic
Moderator: Eric Jacobsen, Congress for a New Urbanism
Be Heard: How Neighborhoods Can Engage in the Planning Process
6:30-8pm, Thurs, 8 November; after-event 8pm-
Locations: Tacoma School of the Arts Theatre, 1118 Commerce St.; after-event at Varsity Grill, 1114 Broadway
Join neighborhood and business district leaders and City Staff in a dialogue about how we can effectively contribute to the design of our neighborhoods, how City staff and elected officials can be more responsive to community interests, & how existing planning processes can be improved.
Donald Erickson, AICP, chair, Tacoma Planning Commission
Randy Cook, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, principal, TCF Architecture
Justin Leighton, Chair, Tacoma’s Central Neighborhood Council
Moderator: Ian Munce, Acting Division Manager, Long-Range Planning, City of Tacoma
American Institute of Architects, Southwest Washington Chapter
Historic Tacoma City of Tacoma
The Harris Architectural Trust Emerging Leaders Group
Hotel Murano New Frontier Lounge
Trinity Presbyterian Church Tacoma School of the Arts
Ticketing Information (available after August 15):
Individual pre-paid tickets are $7.50 each or $20 for the series through Brown Paper Tickets (service fee applies).
Tickets at the door are $10.
Students are admitted free with school ID.