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February 9, 2017

2016 Runstad Center Affiliate Fellows Present: A City to Love

Please join us for the 2016 Runstad Center Affiliate Fellows final presentation of their research from Auckland, New Zealand.  They have explored the ways in which a city can rapidly transform the function and capacity of the public right of way to support a rich urban life at a time of unprecedented population growth.  A…


October 26, 2016

A City to Love

Runstad Center Affiliate Fellow, Joe David, concludes our series of blog posts documenting the 2015-16 Fellows’ experiences in Auckland, New Zealand last spring.   The 2015-2106 Runstad Center Affiliate Fellows had the privilege to spend a week in late March exploring the city of Auckland, New Zealand – A community which is grappling with many of…


Photos from the 2015 Runstad Center Affiliate Fellows Presentation


September 23, 2016

What if?

What if we stopped griping about the Seattle process, empowered our leaders, moved forward with a powerful vision focused on the community of the future, implementation, education for a shared language, evaluation and feedback loops and course adjustments – we grabbed our future and advance together? A CITY TO LOVE VISIONS OF A PUBLIC REALM…


September 21, 2016

A thought about tax increment financing…

What if we aggressively used the financing tools we have to do what is needed and stopped whining about tax increment financing and moved forward? Find out more lessons learned from Auckland at their presentation on September 27th. A CITY TO LOVE VISIONS OF A PUBLIC REALM Tuesday, September 27, 2016 6:00-8:00 pm Impact HUB 220…


September 20, 2016

Auckland addresses transportation differently

What if the provision of transportation services was provided as a system, not divided into multiple agencies by mode – what if it was considered as a system where connections are critical?  Check out Auckland Transport! A CITY TO LOVE VISIONS OF A PUBLIC REALM Tuesday, September 27, 2016 6:00-8:00 pm Impact HUB 220 2nd…


September 15, 2016

Imagine a city that empowers its leaders…

On September 27th the Fellows will be presenting their research from their trip to Auckland, New Zealand last spring, and what they discovered about how this innovative city manages public right of way.  Imagine a city that empowers its leaders, elected or not, to plan, lead and implement… where plans are envisioned, funded, tested, evaluated,…


September 12, 2016

A City to Love

Today we continue our series of posts from the 2015-16 Runstad Center Affiliate Fellows. On September 27th the Fellows will be presenting their research from their trip to Auckland, New Zealand last spring, and what they discovered about how this innovative city manages public right of way.  Imagine a city where industry, economics and the…


May 15, 2015

Commoning the community in Brazil

We continue our series of blog posts from our Runstad Center Affiliate Fellows class of 2015, who recently traveled to Santiago, Chile, and Rio de Janeiro and Curitiba, Brazil. Recently, Thaisa Way took us for a look at the yards and courtyards of Santiago.  Here, she explores the idea of “commoning the community” in a favela, Vidigal in Rio de Janiero,…


May 12, 2015

Runstad Affiliate Fellow authors new book

The Runstad Center congratulates Thaisa Way, whose new book, “The Landscape Architecture of Richard Haag: From Modern Space to Urban Ecological Design” was recently published by University of Washington Press.  UW Today picked up the story and talked with Thaisa about Rich Haag, his legacy, and how his work demonstrates that thoughtful design of the public realm –…



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