Future Seattle: A People’s Forum

Cary Moon

Sunday, November 22, 2015
12:00 – 4:00 pm

Session 1: 12–1:30 pm
Session 2: 2:30–4 pm

Cities make and remake themselves. Future Seattle: A People's Forum is a big loud civic conversation, a pragmatic first attempt to understand Seattle's current flux. The goal of the forum is to assemble a shared vision via moderated discussions around five key questions: how to make Seattle a city that is welcoming, diverse, inclusive, creative, and committed to shared prosperity.

Cary Moon has organized eight sessions: two each on October 31, November 1, November 21, and November 22. In each session a group of thirteen invited guests, representing a diverse cross section of Seattle, will discuss in front of an audience how to achieve the shared vision of a better Seattle. The audience will not participate in the discussion but will listen and bear witness. Note takers for each group will record the discussion and provide the moderators with a detailed summary. At the end of each session, audience members may share ideas and observations with the group.

Session 1 Participants

Jeanette Bushnell, Abigail Echo-Hawk, Colleen Echohawk, Roger Fernandes, Joey Gray, Miranda Belarde Lewis, Robin Sigo, Denise Stiffarm, Gyasi Ross

Session 2 Participants

Students from Franklin High School and Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences.

About Cary Moon

Cary Moon received the Genius award from The Stranger—sort of as a lark—in 2007. The awards were pretty new, and the political writers then (Josh Feit and Erica C Barnett) decided to award the way Moon’s organization shifted the viaduct replacement debate and offered a sensible solution to rebuilding a highway. That particular special Political Genius award hasn’t happened since. Cary Moon is a landscape and urban designer and former engineer.


Photo: Charles Peterson