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Watch ‘Planning Seattle’s Future’ online

In case you missed it or want to listen again, the Seattle Department of Planning and Development’s September 18, 2013 panel discussion, “Planning Seattle’s Future: what will the next 20 years hold for us?” is available to watch online thanks … Continue reading

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How the spaces around us dictate our health

Published as a special to The Seattle Times, September 14, 2013 at 3:58 PM Opinion piece by Dr. Howard Frumkin and Dr. Daniel Friedman on how the world of design and health care need to converge to create great habitats. … Continue reading

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‘Re-Designing the School Lunch Experience’ Ideas Competition launches today

Consider that children eat the majority of their lunches at school. So many meals consumed there mean that schools play a critical role in public health through nutrition as well as mental and physical exercise, social interaction and community engagement, environmental health, … Continue reading

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Designing at Summer Camp with Seattle Architecture Foundation

by guest blogger Aletheia Wittman.     Creating healthy communities is a goal we can all get invested in no matter our age or walk of life.  This summer more than 60 youth learned the value of supporting community health, … Continue reading

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Designing Well for the Sake of Well-being

by guest blogger Richard Dallam, Seattle Design Festival Honorary Co-Chair. Photo: Timothy Hursley|NBBJ Where did you walk today? How much time did you spend in fresh air and daylight?  Did you find a moment for quiet reflection?  Or a moment for … Continue reading

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Create a Pop-up Parklet for Park(ing) Day 2013

Each year, PARK(ing) Day provides an opportunity for YOU to temporarily transform a parking space into a fun and interactive public space for the community. On Friday, September 20 from 9am to 3pm people all around Seattle will be installing … Continue reading

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Big Data Meets Healthy Design

by guest blogger Erin Christensen Ishizaki Our health is dramatically affected by our surroundings. We intrinsically know this, and now we have big data to understand the complex systems of our environment in a whole new way. Designers are using this … Continue reading

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Call for Entries: Design Jam ‘Urban Playground’ Competition

2012 Design Jam entry by Graypants The Seattle Design Jam competition will explore our physical, mental, social and nutritional health through the creation of an urban playground. We’re asking YOU to create a play-provoking or thought-provoking installation, limited in size … Continue reading

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The Body in Design

by guest blogger Leah Libow.   the body I developed a deep appreciation for the design of the body when I found myself struggling with disease in my early 20′s. An autoimmune disease, which ultimately manifests in the breakdown of … Continue reading

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Announcing 2013 Seattle Design Festival Honorary Co-Chairs, Dr. Howard Frumkin and Richard Dallam

At the May 2013 Design in Health for Youth Summit, University of Washington School of Public Health Dean Howard Frumkin, said the “Health and design professions have a lot in common, foremost being a commitment to serving the public.” We are fortunate to have two … Continue reading

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