Shaping Seattle Series: Building a Walkable City — Seattle Neighborhood Greenways

Shaping Seattle Series: Building a Walkable City

You're Invited!

We're excited to welcome you to the third and final event in Seattle Neighborhood Greenways' live panel series, Shaping Seattle. Join us on September 14 as we explore what it takes to Build a Walkable City!

How can we make our streets safe and accessible places to walk and roll?

What will it take to make sure everyone can afford to live in a place where their daily needs are within a short walk or roll?

Why is this fall a turning point for Seattle, and how can people make a difference?

We will explore these and other questions at Building A Walkable City. This fall, Seattle will make decisions on transportation, housing and land use that will shape our city for the next 20 years. This live, in-person event will feature experts working at the intersection of accessibility, transportation, housing and land use who will share their insights into this key moment in Seattle history, and how you can be a part of it.

About the Event

  • What: Building a Walkable City live panel event
  • When: Thursday, September 14, 6:00-8:00 PM
  • Where: Centilia Cultural Center on Beacon Hill
  • Tickets: Free, with optional $15 donation


Cecelia Black

Disability Mobility Initiative

Cecelia Black is an organizer with the Disability Mobility Initiative and will share upcoming opportunities to create accessible streets for all, including exciting upcoming sidewalk legislation.

Clara Cantor

Seattle Neighborhood Greenways

Clara Cantor is a Community Organizer with Seattle Neighborhood Greenways and will give insights into how you can shape the Seattle Transportation Plan, which will determine what our streets look like over the next twenty years.

Shirley Leung, PhD

Share The Cities

Shirley is an organizer with Share the Cities Organizing Collective and will share how the city must address our housing crisis with walkable, park-oriented development.

Tiernan Martin

Futurewise & Complete Communities Coalition

Tiernan Martin manages Futurewise's Livable Communities Program and co-chairs the Complete Communities Coalition. He will share why transportation and land use planning go hand in hand, and how you can advocate for both by weighing in on Seattle's Comprehensive Plan update.

Ryan Packer (Moderator)

The Urbanist

Ryan is a trusted, detailed, and prolific reporter covering transportation and land use news across the region.

Ways to Support

Thanks to our series sponsors! Sponsor logos: Expedia Group, Washington Bike Law, Seattle Department of Transportation, Lime, The Bowline Fund, Fleming Law, Mithun, MIG, GGN, Site Workshop, LMN, Beneficial State Bank, WSP, Commute Seattle,  Alta


Thank you to the sponsors and partners making the Shaping Seattle series possible! We’d love to include your business or organization. Contact Rebecca Lavigne at [email protected] for more details.

Getting There

  • By bike: The venue is located one block from the 18th Ave Beacon Hill Greenway. Limited bike racks are available at the Beacon Hill light rail station and on the east end of the Roberto Maestas Festival St.
  • By transit: The venue is on the same block as the Beacon Hill light rail station and is served by King County Metro bus routes 60, 36, and 107. Please allow extra time if arriving via light rail; trains are running every 15 minutes due to maintenance.
  • Car parking: Street parking is available throughout the neighborhood.
  • Address for online mapping: 1660 S Roberto Maestas Festival St, Seattle, WA 98144

More Information

  • The venue is wheelchair accessible and has an all-gender restroom.
  • We care about the health and well-being of our community. Masks will be available at check-in for guests who do not have their own and the venue's garage doors will remain open for ventilation as much as possible. We support masking when not eating or drinking. The use of a mask is not required to attend the event however. If you are not feeling well or have tested positive for COVID-19 or feel unwell for any reason, please stay home.
  • Those unable to attend in person may access our YouTube livestream shortly after 6 PM. The program will also be available for viewing online following the event.