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Smart Growth Seattle to Promote Neighborhood Density at Downtown Events

Smart Growth Seattle, a new group advocating for more housing choice in Seattle, kicks off the New Year with two back-to-back panels to talk about the importance of smart growth in Seattle’s single-family neighborhoods.

First, Dan Duffus will be a panelist at an event on Wednesday, January 23rd sponsored by the Urban Land Institutes Northwest Young Leaders Group. The Neighborhood Density Panel will start at 4pm with networking and the panel discussion starts at 4:30.

The discussion will include backyard cottages, cottage housing, multi-unit lots, and new development in Seattle’s single-family neighborhoods. Additionally, the panel will cover new legislation, how to successfully build new housing in single-family neighborhoods, and strategies for engaging neighborhoods.

Along with Smart Growth Seattle’s Dan Duffus the panelists include Richard Conlin, Seattle City Councilmember and Chair of the Planning, Land Use, and Sustainability (PLUS) Committee, Mike Podowski with the City’s Department of Planning & Development, and Gabe Rosenshine, Owner, Alchemy Real Estate. The panel will be moderated by Anne Vernez Moudon, Professor of Urban Planning at University of Washington.

The ULI panel will be at GGLO’s Space at the Steps, 1301 First Avenue in Seattle.

The following afternoon, Smart Growth Seattle will participate in a similar panel discussion at Great City’s regular brown bag lunch series, in the same space at GGLO. Great City urges attendees to “bring your lunch, your questions for our presenters, and your sense of vision for Seattle.” Great City’s brown bag lunch events are free and open to the public. They typically take place 2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month from 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Event Details:

Urban Land Institute: Neighborhood Density Panel

When: Wednesday, January 23

4:00 – 4:30 PM Registration & Networking

4:30 – 6:00 PM Panel Discussion

Where: GGLO Space at the Steps
1301 First Avenue
Seattle, WA

Great City Brown Bag Lunch: Single Family Style

When: Thu, Jan 24, 2013 12:00 PM – Thu, Jan 24, 2013 1:30 PM

Where: 1301 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA‎ (About 1/4th of the way down the Harbor Steps)

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