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Architecture & Engineering


By Clair Enlow

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January 23, 2002

Habitat protection for those who walk in Seattle

  • The city's 100-year open space strategy is a blueprint that draws on European models, where density has also brought charm and appeal.
  • Get 'em out on the street. That’s the goal for city builders of all kinds. The pedestrian is the most prized species of city-dwellers, the key link in a healthy urban ecology.

    In Seattle, there are more and more champions for pedestrians and their man-made habitat. There are also powerful alliances between city planners and developers, design consultants and property owners. These are the groups that have come out in force at several CityDesign workshops for the new long term Open Space Strategy, a plan focused on Seattle’s streets.

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    This graphic serves as a kind of logo for CityDesign’s Open Space Strategy. The inner ring is the "blue ring" in the study area. The spoke-like lines are "icon streets," which connect neighborhoods inside and outside downtown Seattle.

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