Lessons from Seattle: An Interview with Planning Chief Samuel Assefa (CAC and AAO)
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Seattle was the first major U.S. city hit hard by COVID-19. With little precedent, domestically at least, the local government had to act decisively to contain the outbreak.
Join us for a discussion with Seattle Director of Planning and Community Development Samuel Assefa, as he recounts the moment it became clear combatting this crisis would require the full resources and attention of the city government. What was the role of the planning department in this response, and what interventions in the built environment made a difference in flattening the curve? Looking ahead, what proactive steps can be made to get the city up and running again?