Livable and Equitable Cities
Thursday, May 20, 2021 6:00pm to 7:00pm via Zoom
Join us for our first event in the Livable and Equitable Cities series, to hear from park advocates and experts on how we can make Seattle more livable and equitable for all of our City’s residents and communities.
Livable & Equitable Cities: Historic Racial Inequity and Community-Driven Change at Be’er Sheva Park
How we treat parks and public spaces can tell us a lot about our city and our values. Parks are essential and provide resources that build and inspire communities, but not all communities have equitable access to parks and public spaces.
Learn more about the history of parks development in Seattle, from the grand plan proposed by the Olmsted Brothers landscape architects at the turn of the twentieth century, to racist policies and practices that defined community boundaries and allocated resources along racial lines, and an effort today driven by the Rainier Beach community to address historic inequities and improve Be’er Sheva park.