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 a new location, Elephant & Castle on Tuesday, April 11th, from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. You can find us in the billiards room on the lower level. Our guest speaker will start at 6.30pm.

LOCATION CHANGE: Please note this event is at our new location, Elephant & Castle, located at 1415 Fifth Avenue.

Our guest speaker this month is Jesús Aguirre, Superintendent of the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department.

Aguirre previously served as the director of the District of Columbia Department of Parks and Recreation. In this role, Aguirre focused on outcomes-based programs and an emphasis on providing equal access to all. Aguirre is bringing his commitment to equal access and data driven programming to Seattle Parks and Recreation. He will be leading Seattle’s department through the national accreditation process, along with several strategic planning processes for the future of Seattle’s parks and recreation facilities within a thriving and rapidly growing city.

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.