ULI BC: Cascadia | The Next 5,000,000 People: Designing A Megaregion


2021-04-16T12:00:00 - 2021-04-16T13:00:00

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    Although this event is complimentary, registration in advance is required.
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    The Urban Land Institute (ULI), the Cascadia Innovation Corridor (CIC) and Challenge Seattle will examine the vision and prospects for responsible growth patterns in the Cascadia bioregion in this compelling virtual series. The Next 5,000,000 refers to the striking number of people that will call Cascadia their new home by ±2050. Opportunity-seekers, lifestyle-chasers, immigrants, domestic migrants and climate refugees will flow into Cascadia, putting even more pressure on the I-5 corridor. We have a unique chance to prepare for this by fostering an equitable, intelligent, well-connected megaregion, from the Lower Mainland of British Columbia to the Portland Metropolitan area.
    The CIC’s recent study, Cascadia Vision 2050, is the point of departure for this speaker series. Only by fully engaging local jurisdictions, businesses, and residents, can the report’s initial assumptions and proposals be explored and fashioned into tangible strategies and actions for natural resource preservation, affordable housing, job creation, and infrastructure investments.
    Episode 1: Designing a Megaregion
    Speaker | Jonathan Barnett
    Professor Emeritus of Practice in City & Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania
    Author of Designing the Cascadia Megaregion
    *For 20% off the book, use discount code: BARNETT.
    Intro & Remarks | Sam Assefa
    Former Director, Director of Planning & Community Development, City of Seattle
    Friday, April 16th | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Registration Fees: Free for all
    *Registration required to receive Zoom link