Posts for 'Development and Sustainability'

Report on Cultural Development Certification

March 10th, 2014

A consultant has been selected to recommend how to establish the nation’s first cultural development certification program.

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Seattle Tops Denver, Again, via Arts Partner Roster

February 10th, 2014

MyLife.com declares Seattle #2 and Denver #5 in their list of the nation’s 10 Best Cities to be an Artist. One reason we beat Denver (again!) is Seattle’s “Creative Advantage” arts education partnership.

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Cultural Access Bill

February 3rd, 2014

“Cultural Access” bills have been introduced in the state legislature, House Bill 2212 and Senate Bill 6151, allowing counties to provide dedicated funding to non-profit arts, heritage and science organizations.

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Come to a Seattle Workforce Housing Forum Next Week

January 31st, 2014

We don’t want to continue to price people out of Seattle with long commutes to work, contributing to pollution and suburban sprawl.

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Cultural Development Certification

January 13th, 2014

What is a Cultural Development Certification? It would be a first-of-its-kind certification for building development, similar to the LEED certification program.

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Raising the Minimum Wage in Seattle

December 20th, 2013

Yesterday I participated in Mayor-elect Ed Murray’s press conference announcing his Income Inequality Advisory Committee. The Mayor-elect appointed me, along with Councilmember-elect Sawant and Councilmember Harrell to serve on the 23-member committee, charged “with delivering an actionable set of recommendations for increasing the minimum wage within Seattle.” The committee includes members from business, labor, and […]

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Cultural Space Symposium

December 2nd, 2013

Apply by January 22, 2014 to the Cultural Development Certification RFP issued by the City’s arts office, calling for a certification program analogous to existing certifications for LEED.

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Meet the Green Building Technical Advisory Group

September 9th, 2013

This Wednesday, the inaugural Green Building Technical Advisory Group will be introduced to the public.

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Building 30 Progress Report

July 29th, 2013

Here is an update on the City’s renovation of Building 30 at Magnuson Park.

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Members Sought for Green Building Advisory Group

July 8th, 2013

The City of Seattle seeks members for its new Living Building and Deep Green Pilot Technical Advisory Group. Application deadline: July 19, 2013.

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