Ghettos of the Future

As gas becomes more expensive, walkable cities will thrive, leaving the suburbs unwelcoming and uninhabitable. Planning walkable urban areas is key to our sustainable future.

Tomorrow night, Island Press will host its first event in a new series of Discussions on the Built Environment at Town Hall. This is Thursday, July 1st 6 – 7:30pm, downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street.

Island Press has assembled a panel featuring Brookings Institution fellow Christopher B. Leinberger, developer, teacher and author of The Option of Urbanism; Bruce Agnew, Director of the Cascadia Center; Alex Steffen, Executive Editor of, and Scott Matthews, Vulcan Real Estate’s Senior Director, Acquisitions along with moderator Ron Sher, owner of Third Place Books and a nationally-recognized pioneer in the realm of commerce, community and civic space. They will discuss ways to create walkable urban centers and encourage transit in the context of local and federal policy, as well as opportunities for architects, developers, and preservationists to consider current regulations and policy change.

The event is the first in a new series, the Thought Leaders Discussion Panel on the Built Environment, sponsored by Island Press and Town Hall Seattle.

Tickets at Brown Paper Tickets.

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