Upcoming Events

HALA open houses 

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is hosting open houses this spring on the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda.

They are being presented with the Office of Housing, Seattle Parks & Recreation, Office of Planning & Community Development and Seattle Department of Transportation.

Each open house will feature maps detailing proposed changes to urban villages in specific areas. Food and beverages will be provided.

Here are the dates and locations: northwest neighborhoods, 6 to 8 p.m. April 27 at Hale’s Ales Brewery, 4301 Leary Way N.W.; northeast neighborhoods, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. April 29 at Northgate Community Center, 10510 Fifth Ave. N.E.; southwest neighborhoods, 10 a.m. to noon May 6 at Westside School, 10404 34th Ave. S.W.; southeast neighborhoods, 10 a.m. to noon May 13 at Rainier Beach Community Center, 4754 S. Henderson St.; and central neighborhoods, 6 to 8 p.m. May 16 at Washington Hall, 153 14th Ave.

May 17-19
Living Future unConference

The 11th annual Living Future unConference will be held May 17-19 at the Westin in Seattle. This forum lets people in the green building movement share ideas and seek solutions to global issues.

Keynote speakers include Naomi Klein, author of “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate;” Van Jones, former Obama White House advisor and CNN political correspondent; and Kirsti Luke, chief executive of Tuhoe Te Uru Taumatua, Ngai Tuhoe’s Tribal Authority.  For costs and to register, go to tiny.cc/hyoehy/.

May 25
AIA forum on future buildings


AIA Seattle will present a forum titled “Future Ready Buildings” from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 25 at Metropolist, 2931 First Ave. S. in Seattle.

It will explore trends such as disruptive technologies and data-driven design. There will be lightning talks, panel discussions and presentations on how to make buildings and cities future-ready, and whether architects act as creators or curators.

Dr. Chris Luebkeman of Arup Foresight will give the keynote address.

Speakers include Lindsay Baker of Comfy, Michael Bergin of AutoDesk Research, Jim Davidson of James Davidson Architects, Herbert Els of WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff, Fran Heller of G2G, Chad W. Jennings of Google, Matthew Peck of Onvia, Philip Speranza of the University of Oregon, Sam Stubblefield of NBBJ and Stephen Van Dyck of LMN Architects.

Cost is $238 for members and government/partners, and $426 for non-members (including breakfast, lunch and light refreshments). Cost increases 15 percent after May 8. Register at tiny.cc/vfjmky/.