AIA Seattle is hosting a one-day conference at City Hall on April 11 to explore design elements and policies that make for a family-friendly downtown. As we attract more residents to our downtown neighborhoods, it is increasingly important that we make the area welcoming for people of all ages. Sometimes it is the little things that signal we're serious to having families downtown, like designing a play area for children at Westlake Park. Sometimes it is the bigger things, like making sure zoning codes in South Lake Union provide incentives for a new elementary school in that area.
If you are in the urban design field or studying to be, you might enjoy the discussion at this event. Event details and registration are here.
The event is co-presented by the Downtown Seattle Association, the Seattle Planning Commission and the Department of Planning and Development.