Seattle City Council Forum: Smart Growth & Social Equity?

Join the Seattle City Council as they discuss Can We Achieve Social Equity Using Smart Growth?

This interactive forum will take place in Council Chambers, 2nd floor of Seattle City Hall, and will include the success stories of proven policies and programs and a discussion of how to take practical steps to make Seattle’s urban growth work for everyone, regardless of background or income level.

The panel includes the following individuals:

  • Connie Galambos Malloy, Urban Habitat Director of Programs, who will address
    “How does the living wage job/affordable housing mismatch in some regions undermine the carbon neutrality goals of sustainability advocates?”
  • Professor Dennis Keating, who will address “Why do new development and higher rents on one or two or three properties set off price increases on surrounding older properties?”
  • Sarah Treuhaft, PolicyLink Senior Associate, who will address  “What is the Equitable Development Tool Kit? Why is it important to use and how do we use it?”

There will be ample time given for questions and answers and comments following presentations in an effort to find consensus around some possible solutions. Please join us!

Sponsoring organizations include:

  • Councilmember Nick Licata
  • Councilmember Sally J. Clark
  • Housing Development Consortium
  • The InterfaithTask Force on Homelessness
  • The Seattle Displacement Coalition
  • Puget Sound Sage Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness
  • Seattle Human Services Coalition
  • Washington Low Income Housing Alliance
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