Events: the next 5,000,000 people, maritime history and storytelling, and creating livable spaces

Over the next two weeks, discuss regional planning in Cascadia, dive into Lake Union’s rich history, and learn about equitable neighborhoods in the 15-minute city. 

Urban-Related Events (For more, check out our calendar):

Tuesday – 6/15

ULI Northwest: Cascadia – The Next 5,000,000 People Series: Episode 3 Regional Planning + Megaregion Analysis

The Urban Land Institute and the Cascadia Innovation Corridor will examine the vision and prospects for responsible growth patterns in the Cascadia bioregion in this compelling virtual series. Join the conversation on how to prepare for the future by fostering an equitable, intelligent, well-connected megaregion, from the Lower Mainland of British Columbia to the Portland Metropolitan area.

12:00pm-1:00pm – Online event. Registration required.

Seattle’s Maritime History: Lake Union

Explore Lake Union’s maritime history with Historic Seattle’s program that will include storytelling from Roger Fernandes, a Native American artist, educator, and storyteller, and a presentation from Sarah Martin, a public historian specializing in the built environment. 

6:00pm-7:00pm – Online event. Registration required.

Friday – 6/18

UAS Applications in Transportation

Christopher Parrish, Associate Professor of Civil and Construction Engineering at Oregon State University will present his research on uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS), lidar, structure from motion photogrammetry, and more. Join PacTrans to explore eight research projects involving UAS. 

11:00am-12:00pm – Online event. Registration required.


Monday – 6/23


15-Minute Seattle: Equity Considerations in the 15-Minute City

As part of AIA Seattle’s 15-Minute Seattle: Creating Livable Places for All series, learn from 4 panelists to investigate the idea of the 15-minute city, equity, and neighborhood centers in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. 

5:00pm-6:30pm – Online event. RSVP required. 

LGBT Pride Month resources:

Support LGBT-owned business in your community

#SpendLikeItMatters and support LGBT-owned businesses in your community. Explore featured businesses, share your favorites, and attend local events.

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