2016 Urban Forum: Alternate Visions of Livability Choices, Costs and Consequences

  • February 25, 2016
8:30am to 1:30pm
William W. Philip Hall
1918 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma  Washington  98402
United States
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2016 Urban Studies Forum: Alternative Visions of Livability Choices, Costs and Consequences

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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AHBL, Inc.


Conversations re: Tacoma

Dwyer Pemberton & Coulson P.C.

Exit 133

FLT Properties

Gray Lumber Company

Helix Design Group

Master Builder Association of Pierce County

Neil Walter Company

Newland Communities

Rush Companies

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