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Neighborhood Exchange

Sat, Feb 11 at 10am - Sat, Apr 22 at 2pm

at Various Locations

The Neighborhood Exchange is a new event series presented by the Seattle Architecture Foundation.

The Neighborhood Exchange will highlight the impactful work of community coalitions that are shaping Seattle and connect community advocates with design professionals. This program is ideal for those interested in learning how to plan projects, obtain resources and get projects built in their neighborhoods.

You'll experience the impact of community-based design projects that are making a positive impact in Seattle neighborhoods. Thorugh a walk-and-talk format you will tour unique community spaces and learn stratagies for implementing similar projects in your own community. Each Event includes a tour, led by project leaders, a presentation on the process and outcomes and small group time to learn more about the resources needed to implement a community led project.

All events are free and include lunch 

This program is supported by the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Neighborhood Matching Fund

25th & Union Parklet & Little Free Library

Sat, Apr 22 from 10am - 2pm

at Cortona Cafe
Free Reservation
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April 22, 2017 
Start: 10:00 AM at Cortona Café 
End: 2:00 PM at Nova High School 

Seattle’s Central District has often been seen as ground zero for change in the City. Currently, the neighborhood is grappling with a number of large scale changes, including infrastructure improvements, development and new construction. Residents of the historically African-American neighborhood have been searching for ways to maintain a sense of community and character. This event will be hosted in partnership with the Friends of the 25th & Union Parklet and Little Free Library, and will focus on community building and engagement strategies through the exploration of a number of Central Area projects. The walking portion of the event will be led by Feet First, beginning at the Parklet at Cortona Cafe and ending at the Nova High School. The tour will stop at the new Outdoor Living Room at Garfield Community Center, the Central Area Greenway, and more. After convening at Nova, participants will have lunch and a brief presentation from community members and project leaders, followed by time for Q&A and discussion. 

Participating Organizations Include: 
City of Seattle, Department of Neighborhoods 
City of Seattle Historic Central Area Arts & Cultural District Program 
Feet First 
Friends of the 25th & Union Parklet and Little Free Library 
Seattle Parks: Art in Parks Program

Speakers include: 
Kelly Sommerfield 
Stephanie Johnson-Toliver

Neighborhood Exchange programs are free and include lunch. Reservations are required.   

This program is supported by the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, Neighborhood Matching Fund