2015 Urban Studies Forum: the question of development: Jobs & Housing in the South Sound

  • February 19, 2015
8:30am to 3:30pm
William W. Philip Hall
1918 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma  Washington  98402
United States
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eventuwt@uw.edu or 253-692-5753

2015 Urban Studies Forum: The Question of Development: Jobs & Housing in the South Sound

Last year, we focused on the topic of Urban Branding: what it means and how it may be deployed in an urban region. We concluded that moving from vision to action requires coordinated efforts among various stakeholders, including residents. We also emphasized the role of leadership and anchor institutions in realizing the adopted vision. For the South Sound region, the urgency for economic development and meeting the associated housing needs fit within this larger visioning process. As such, we will follow the 2014 Urban Forum with a conversation surrounding the challenges and opportunities for development in the South Sound region.

As the region expands its search for new investors who can shape our collective vision for development, the interests of current residents and employers must also be considered. We plan to assemble a number of experts, developers, and public sector decision makers to discuss what the future might hold for the South Sound region and how our visioning process may be realized.


Online Registration for this year's forum is currently closed.  If you would still like to register please call 253-692-5753 or email eventuwt@uw.edu.


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Pierce County Regional Council

AHBL, Inc.


Business Examiner

Conversations RE: Tacoma

Dwyer Pemberton & Coulson P.C.

Exit 133

FLT Properties

Gray Lumber Company

Helix Design Group 

Kidder Mathews 

Korsmo Construction

Master Builders Association of Pierce County

Neil Walter Company

Rush Companies

For information on last year's forum and lecture series please visit: http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/events/content/2014-urban-studies-forum-beyond-urban-branding