Australia 2017

Development that Empowers – Designing Density in Seattle for the Next 100 Years

Seattle’s growth has created unintended consequences that are reducing our ability to grow sustainably and equitably. Without new models of development, we run the risk of mirroring San Francisco, Manhattan and other cities which struggle with limited supply of housing, skyrocketing costs of living, inequitable development, and lack of socio-economic diversity. The Seattle 2035 Comprehensive Plan is focused on equitable city growth for the next 20 years; we will focus on informing patterns for the next 100 years. The 2016 Runstad Affiliate Fellows will travel to Melbourne and Sydney in March 2017 to explore strategies addressing similar issues with the goal of identifying precedents worth emulating here in Seattle.