Another month, another meetup with The Urbanist! Our meetups are open to all and free to attend, so come by if you want to meet us or get into the weeds of urban policy. We’ll be at the Belltown Pub on Tuesday, October 11th, from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. You can find us in the loft space just beyond the bar area.

Our guest this month is Hilary Franz, recent Executive Director at Futurewise. Futurewise is a statewide public interest group working to promote healthy communities and cities while protecting farmland, forests, and shorelines today and for future generations.

Hilary has committed 20 years of her career to environmental, economic development and social justice issues. A land use attorney, local government official, and recent Executive Director of Futurewise, Hilary has shaped public policies and investments at the local and state level on housing, transportation, growth management, agricultural, forestry, water, climate change, economic development, and clean energy, including creating the first Equity Atlas for King County and helping pass the largest transportation package in Washington State.

She also running for Washington State Washington Commissioner of Public Lands in the 2016 General Election.

We hope to see you there!

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Scott Bonjukian is a car-free urban designer with a passion for sustainable and efficient cities. With degrees in architecture and urban planning, his many interests include neighborhood design, public space and street design, transit systems, pedestrian and bicycle planning, local politics, and natural resource protection. He primarily cross-posts from his blog at The Northwest Urbanist and advocates for a variety of progressive land use and transportation solutions.