Saturday, September 12 - Sunday September 13, 10am - 6pm
Occidental Park, 300 Occidental Ave S. 98104
Friday, September 18, 10am - 7pm
Saturday, September 19, 930am - 6pm
Seattle Central Public Library, 1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
Friday, September 25
Surface Theory, 536 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98104
Seattle Design Festival events are free and require no RSVP unless otherwise noted.
This session, a presentation and panel discussion, focuses on issues around urban regeneration at the local and global scale, in particular in low-income housing. Our panelists challenge some of the implicit assumptions about mixed income housing- not only in design, but in policy decisions.
This is a timely discussion in Seattle as economic pressures are rapidly gentrifying many of our neighborhoods, and displacing many people who currently reside in low-income housing. New housing developments in Seattle must include a certain percentage of affordable housing, but does mixed-income housing help improve the socio-economic status of low-income residents? Our panelists bring a range of perspectives, hailing from all the fields of design, urban planning, social justice, social work, affordable housing, and environmental psychology.