What is Conversations Regarding Tacoma?

We are a group of design, architecture and urban planning professionals who have a passion for making Tacoma a better place for everyone who lives here. To this end, in 2009 we began organizing an annual three-part urban design lecture series in downtown Tacoma to provide information, provoke thought, and stimulate discussion about the city’s built environment. Hosted in the Fall, each series focuses on issues relevant to Tacoma’s urban neighborhoods and downtown core.

Past series have covered topics such as immigration, social sustainability, what it means to be a "liveable" community and the real implications of gentrification. This year's theme is "Designing for Youth" and will include three discussions that center around how we, as a community, can best serve our young people as we design, plan and build in our city.

2018 Lecture Series

OCT
04

DOES DESIGN IMPACT OUR YOUTH?

Location: Carwein Auditorium, UWT +map

Start time: 6:30pm

Drinks to follow: The Swiss +map

Speaker: MATTHEW KELLEY (Associate Professor Urban Studies, UWT)


Unable to make it? Watch below:

OCT
18

IS TACOMA A YOUTH-FRIENDLY CITY?

Location: RAIN +map

Start time: 6:30pm

Drinks to follow: 7 Seas Brewing +map

Moderator: TANYA DURAND (Children’s Museum of Tacoma) 

Speakers: DEBBIE TERWILLIGER (Metro Parks), MICHAEL MCGAVOCK (McGranahan Architects), CARRIE WILHELME (City of Tacoma), TIFFANY Y’VONNE (Community Cultivator)


Unable to make it? Watch below:

NOV
01

WHO ARE TACOMA’S DIFFERENCE MAKERS?

Location: 1120 Creative House +map

Start time: 6:30pm

Drinks to follow: The Forum +map

10 SPEAKERS X 10 MINUTES
(Tacomans at the heart of creating a more youth-friendly city)

 

Keep in touch and see what we're up to the rest of the year.

 

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