Why Seattle Needs a Downtown Urban Design Plan


AIA Seattle

Seattle, WA


Lee Copeland

Date & Time:

09.13.2016 | 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The City of Seattle is in the process of updating its Comprehensive Plan. What’s missing? A clear direction for physical development in our downtown.

A policy framework is insufficient to achieve the urban outcomes we all desire. We also need specific, physical recommendations for urban form and shape to guide investment. How can we visualize through plans and illustrations how growth and development can contribute to a greater whole? Could Seattle benefit from an urban design plan, like so many other large cities have developed?

Mithun Consulting Principal Lee Copeland, FAIA will explore the value of a new urban design plan at Why Seattle Needs a Downtown Urban Design Plan, hosted by AIA Seattle. Lee will be joined by moderator Dennis Haskell, SRG; and panelists Barbara Gray, SDOT; Don Stastny, STASTNY: Architect and Heidi Bullinga, ZGF.

Date Posted: 09.13.2016