Monday, February 8, 2010

SWS - Walkable Livable Communities

From Brian at Sustainable West Seattle:

Hello all,

Here's an upcoming event that i some cases affects your programs (or that I believe you'll at least be interested in). We're very excited about the ongoing community discussion that we hope will develop out of this event.

Would you take a moment to help us get the word out by promoting this through your networks?


Brian Allen, SWS President (206) 973-7374
brian at sustainablewestseattle dot org
PO Box 16251, Seattle WA 98116-0251


Sustainable West Seattle February 2010 Meeting
Tuesday February 16, 7pm South Park Community Center 8319 8th Ave S

The SWS February General Membership meeting will take place at the South Park Community Center (8319 8th Ave S), in Seattle on February 16 at 7pm. We encourage residents of South Park and all of West Seattle to attend! Join us for

A Presentation and Neighborhood Discussion about
Walkable Livable Communities
This project began as a charette sponsored by the Seattle Chapter of the Northwest Eco-Building Guild, that looked at ways to provide more housing within Seattles single-family neighborhoods. It has developed into a presentation which shows how allowing more housing in single-family neighborhoods - done the right way - can help create more Walkable, Livable Communities.

The presentation touches on some of the challenges before us increasing population, Climate Change, Peak Oil, increased sprawl, loss of community, etc. This is followed by examples of compact housing, such as cottages, duplex/triplexes, corner shops, and others that were allowed in Seattles past.

Some innovative new housing options will be discussed, such as flex houses, along with strategies to encourage community and walkability in our neighborhoods. Well also review recommendations about how to allow these forms of housing in Seattle, ways to achieve these goals, and related community projects and concerns.

Our presenters for the evening:

Sheri Newbold live work play (Vice President, Seattle chapter)
Justin Fogle a peaceful world (Past President, Seattle chapter)
Jim Burton blip design (President, Seattle chapter)

For more information please contact SWS President Brian Allen at or call (206) 973-7374.

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