Sep
12
9:00 AM09:00

Audacious Vision Keynote—When Cities Snap Forward

Alex Steffen, planetary futurist

How do cities define and achieve success during a planetary emergency? How can bold visions, innovative approaches, and new designs make cities not just more sustainable and better ruggedized for a tough future, but also more economically competitive and socially fair? Futurist Alex Steffen—author of the new book, The Snap Forward—answers these questions in this inspiring opening keynote.

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Sep
12
10:12 AM10:12

The Zero Net Carbon Policy Toolkit Part I: Creating Incentives That Work

10:10-11:10 a.m.

Moderator: Rose Lathrop
Panelists: Jess Harris, Miranda Redinger, Scott Guter

During this session, attendees will get a better understanding of a variety of incentive options and discover what Seattle, King County, Shoreline, and Kirkland are doing to create successful shifts in the market.

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Sep
12
11:20 AM11:20

Impact Investing for Sustainable, Equitable, and Affordable Housing

11:20 a.m.-12:20 p.m.

Presenter: Tobias Levey

This session will present an entirely new way of curbing displacement for communities of color and producing affordability in the housing market. It will discuss one of Forterra’s first investment sites, a mixed-use affordable housing pilot project in Tukwila.

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Sep
12
11:20 AM11:20

Breakout 2—11:20 a.m.–12:20 p.m.

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Sep
12
11:23 AM11:23

Building Wood Back Into Buildings

11:20 a.m.-12:20 p.m.

Moderator: Kinley Deller
Panelists: Katie Kennedy, Alex Erzen, Terrance Darby

This session will cover market development efforts for wood, case studies of projects that have used salvaged wood for framing and structural members, recognition of the local deconstruction industry, and local government catalysts for wood market transitions.

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Sep
12
1:45 PM13:45

New Opportunities in RSL Zoning

1:45-2:45 p.m.

Presenter: Matt Hutchins

This session will walk through the zoning regulations for “Residential Small Lot,” demonstrate its benefits, and provide examples of what can be built. Additionally, this session will address how Mandatory Housing Affordability applies to those zoning regulations and ultimately how our neighborhoods will evolve.

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Sep
12
1:45 PM13:45

Breakout 3—1:45–2:45 p.m.

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Sep
12
3:00 PM15:00

Daring Reality Keynote—Permacity

Julie Willem and Sebastian Moreno-Vacca of A2M Architects, Brussels, and Future Proof Design New York City

In this keynote Julie and Sebastian will discuss their concept of “permacity,” which applies the notion of permaculture to the design of cities. The idea is to shape the city as a forest: the more it grows and flourishes, the more it nurtures and improves the environment. In a word, instead of exhausting it, “permacity” regenerates the environment.

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