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Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center

3931 Brooklyn Avenue Northeast

Seattle, WA 98105

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A symposium organized by the Interdisciplinary PhD program in the Built Environment.

Climate change affects everyone, but it does not impact all communities equally. These differences may be most evident in the built environment and the shared spaces such as parks, streets, schools, homes, which we experience and move through daily. In seeking to inspire more collaborative, inclusive and creative responses to climate change in the built environment, the interdisciplinary PhD in the Built Environment at UW is organizing a one-day symposium around the theme of “Giving Voice, Being Seen: Community Agency and Design Action in a Time of Climate Change.” This symposium is a space for examining the intersections of climate change, urbanism, and environmental justice, and the ways in which communities of color contribute to or are excluded from climate change conversations.

Unity Room, Ethnic Culture Center, UW


9:30am - 10:00am: Coffee

10:00am-10:10am: Welcome

10:10am-10:30am: Terryl Ross, Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, College of the Environment.

10:30am - 12:00pm: Environmental Gentrification and the Puget Sound Region

Sara Cubillos, City of Seattle Equity and Environment Initative

Melissa Watkinson, Washington SeaGrant

Giulia Pasciuto, Puget Sound Sage

Miguel Maestas, El Centro de la Raza

Facilitated by Professor Rachel Berney, UW Urban Planning

12:00pm - 1:00pm: Lunch

1:00pm - 2:30pm: Work from UW PhD students on climate, equity, and the built environment

Leann Andrews, Built Environments

Esther Min, Environmental and Occupational Hygiene

Jessica Holmes, English

Lauren Drakopulos, Geography

Fatema Maswood, Landscape Architecture

2:30pm-4:00pm: Translating Environmental Knowledge

Sara Breslow, Center for Creative Conservation

Benjamin de la Peña, SDOT

Biruk Belay, Site Workshop

Facilitated by Professor Lynne Manzo, UW Landscape Architecture

4:00pm-4:30pm: Thaisa Way, Professor of Landscape Architecture, Executive Director Urban@UW.

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