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Green Infrastructure Partnership (GrIP) Meeting - Thursday, January 18 (2:00pm - 4:00pm)

Waterfront Seattle

Thursday, January 18 2-4PM
Waterfront Space
1400 Western Ave, Seattle, WA 

Photo courtesy of SVR Design
About This Meeting:
The Nature Conservancy, Friends of Waterfront Seattle, Seattle 2030 District, and Dr. Kathy Wolf have collaborated with ECONorthwest to conduct on analysis of the economic value of the waterfront park which will replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct. The analysis includes a review of the green infrastructure and rebuilt seawall, as well as how the park and nature features will provide human health and well-being benefits. Chris Hilton (The Nature Conservancy), Heidi Hughes (Friends of Waterfront Seattle, and Dr. Kathy Wolf (University of Washington and US Forest Service Pacific NW Research Station) will provide an overview of the proposed park design and the results of the economic analysis.

Heidi Hughes is the Executive Director of Friends of Waterfront Seattle. She has pursued her passion for people, places and ideas in the diverse worlds of public television, law, government, public policy, and real estate development. Heidi joined the Friends after serving as the Economic Development Policy Advisor to Governor Gregoire. 

Christin Hilton is the Urban Partnerships Director at The Nature Conservancy. She is responsible for advancing regional strategies to address stormwater pollution and expand the use of green infrastructure in Puget Sound by working with communities, nonprofit partners, governments, utilities, and the corporate sector.

Dr. Kathleen Wolf is a Research Scientist at UW and a research affiliate with the US Forest Service Pacific NW Research Station.  Since receiving her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, Dr. Wolf has done research to better understand the human dimensions of urban forestry and urban ecosystems.

Directions & Parking Tips:
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Public transit encouraged. There is limited 2-hr street parking along Western Aveunue. There is also a paid parking lot directly across from the Waterfront Space at Western Ave and Union Street, and a parking garage for Pike Place Market just to the north at 1531 Western Ave.