Surdna's three program teams attended The Funders' Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities (TFN) conference in Seattle on March 26-28. The Funders’ Network is an affinity group that aims to inspire, strengthen and expand funding and philanthropic leadership that yield environmentally sustainable, socially equitable and economically prosperous regions and communities. The annual conference brings together TFN members and other stakeholders interested in leveraging land-use policy and practice to achieve positive results for the environment, economy, community, and people.
During interactive mobile learning tours organized by TFN, staff visited several sites across the city including the Seattle Arts Museum, the Pike/Pine Corridor, and the Duwamish River. These locations function as important cultural, economic, and environmental landmarks in the city, and provide a glimpse into the history and ever-changing racial, ethnic, and economic dynamics of this city of more than 600,000 people. Below are pictures from some of the sites staff visited.