SWS February Meeting: Walkable Livable Communities

Location: South Park Community Center – 8319 8th Ave S

The SWS February General Membership meeting will take place at the South Park Community Center (8319 8th Ave S), in Seattle on February 16 at 7pm. We encourage residents of South Park and all of West Seattle to attend! Join us for…

A Presentation and Neighborhood Discussion about Walkable Livable Communities

nwebglogohorbk This project began as a charette sponsored by the Seattle Chapter of the Northwest Eco-Building Guild, that looked at ways to provide more housing within Seattle’s single-family neighborhoods. It has developed into a presentation which shows how allowing more housing in single-family neighborhoods – done the right way – can help create more Walkable  Livable Communities.

The presentation touches on some of the challenges before us – increasing population, Climate Change, Peak Oil, increased sprawl, loss of community, etc. This is followed by examples of compact housing, such as cottages, duplex/triplexes, corner shops, and others that were allowed in Seattle’s past.

Some innovative new housing options will be discussed, such as flex houses, along with strategies to encourage community and walkability in our neighborhoods. We’ll also review recommendations about how to allow these forms of housing in Seattle, and ways to achieve these goals.

Our presenters for the evening:
Sheri Newbold – live work play (Vice President, NW Eco-building Guild Seattle chapter)
Justin Fogle – a peaceful world (Past President, NW Eco-building Guild Seattle chapter)
Jim Burton – blip design (President, NW Eco-building Guild Seattle chapter)

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The presentation touches on some of the challenges before us – increasing population, Climate Change, Peak Oil, increased sprawl, loss of community, etc. This is followed by examples of compact housing, such as cottages, duplex/triplexes, corner shops, and others that were allowed in Seattle’s past.
Some innovative new housing options will be discussed, such as flex houses, along with strategies to encourage community and walkability in our neighborhoods. We’ll also review recommendations about how to allow these forms of housing in Seattle, and ways to achieve these goals.
Our presenters for the evening: Sheri Newbold – live work play (Vice President, NW Eco-building Guild Seattle chapter) Justin Fogle – a peaceful world (Past President, NW Eco-building Guild Seattle chapter) Jim Burton – blip design (President, NW Eco-building Guild Seattle chapter)
For more information please contact SWS President Brian Allen at brian@sustainablewestseattle.org or call (206) 973-7374.
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