Friday Forums bring together local leaders, experts, and the community to talk about transportation issues facing Tacoma and our region.
Let’s talk about what’s next for Tacoma!
Friday Forums 2018
Tacoma’s development has impacts on the surrounding environment. Join Downtown On the Go as we work through important issues connected to politics, pollution, parking, and equity with local leaders, experts, and community leaders.
All forums are free, held from noon to one, and are at Urban Grace.
2018 Forum Topics:
- (Special Date & Location) Feb 2: What’s Next for Tacoma?
- Located at the Pantages Theater
- Tacoma is changing quickly, and a new slate of leaders will shape how our City meets the challenges and opportunities of urban development, environment, and equity. Panelists; Mayor Woodards, Council Member Ryan Mello, and Council Member Chris Beale will tell us what they are working on to create a more connected and sustainable Tacoma.
- Feb 23: Stormwater Pollution & Transportation
- The number one source of petroleum and other toxic chemicals that end up in the Puget Sound is non-industrial pollutants; that’s cars, parking lots, and other household chemicals. How can we keep water clean by using alternative transportation options?
- March 30: Equity & Environment
- Join us as we welcome Naomi Doerner, Ubax Gardheere, and Sudha Nandagopal as they share Seattle’s experiences and insights engaging, co-creating, and implementing community-centered economic development, environment, and transportation equity strategies.
- April 27: Parking, People, & Development
- Our City’s rapid development has impacts on parking, accessibility, and our environment. How can smart land use policy promote healthier stormwater and a healthier community?
2017 Transportation Forecast: What’s Next for Tacoma?: Join us for a conversation with transit, advocacy, political, and economic experts and learn about local, statewide, and regional policies and changes that will shape Tacoma’s transportation future.
Access & Affordability – Creating Transportation Equity in Tacoma:Equity & Transportation: Access to effective and affordable transportation is one of the strongest factors in escaping poverty. How are transportation and equity connected here in Tacoma and how can the community support a more just future for all?
Book Club: Tactical Urbanism: Learn about how short-term, community-based projects have become a powerful and adaptable new tool of urban activists, planners, and policy-makers seeking to drive lasting improvements in their cities and beyond from author Mike Lydon.
Creating a Healthy Community Through Walking: Walkability impacts environmental health, economic health, and one’s individual health both mentally and physically. The Surgeon General has announced a call to action to promote walking and walkable communities – learn how we are working locally to step it up