For a city or a suburb to be livable, we assume certain characteristics and experiences. What are these and how do we define a livable place? Is there an agreement on what defines livability? The 2016 Urban Studies Forum will focus on these questions and what they might mean to the South Sound. In two separate panel discussions, we will focus on both the built environment dimensions of livability, as well as cultural and sociopolitical processes that produce them. Our panelists will debate various aspects of urban form, governance, social equity, and cultural productions that shape our perceptions of ‘livability.’
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Conversations re: Tacoma
Dwyer Pemberton & Coulson P.C.
Gray Lumber Company
Helix Design Group
Master Builder Association of Pierce County
Neil Walter Company
Saybr Contractors, Inc.
Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department
For information on last year's forum and lecture series please visit: http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/events/content/2015-urban-studies-forum-question-development-jobs-housing-south-sound