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PAC Spring Lecture: Chelina Odbert

Join us on Wednesday, May 8th from 6:30-8p in Arch Hall 147!
Chelina Odbert, the co-founder and CEO of Kounkuey Design Initiative (KDI), will explore her path from design school to the inception of a global, mission-driven planning and design practice. She believes in the power of community-engaged design to advance racial, environmental, and economic equity in neighborhoods and cities. Through a series of KDI projects, she will demonstrate how planning and design can and should be tools of equity, justice, and inclusion.

Exhibit at UW Explores the Intersection of Art, Health, and Environment in the Peruvian Amazon

“TRES COMUNIDADES” is a bilingual showcase that can be found on UW Seattle’s campus at the College of Built Environments gallery in Gould Hall until December 15th, 2023. Its time at UW marks the second stop on its international tour, with plans to open again at Pennsylvania State University in 2024.

Lid I-5 North to Host U District Community Vision Workshop

On Thursday, November 9th, the U District Partnership, the Lid I-5 campaign, and the UW Scan Design Master Studio will be hosting a community vision workshop focused on lidding Interstate 5 between NE 45th and NE 50th Streets. People of all walks of life are encouraged to come out and share their ideas for how they would like to see the area transformed by a freeway lid.

Book Launch: Nature-Based Allied Health Practice with Affiliate Amy Wagenfeld and Shannon Marder

“Amy Wagenfeld & Shannon Marder are excited to launch their book: Nature-Based Allied Health Practice: Creative and Evidence-Based Strategies. The benefits of interacting with nature for our social, cognitive, and physical wellbeing are well documented. But how practical is it to take therapy into nature, or bring nature into therapy? This evidence-based and accessible guide demonstrates easily workable, creative, tried-and-tested strategies for bringing nature into therapy. It includes simple and fun ready-to-go activity ideas. Using the life-course as a framework,…