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The University of Washington Tacoma has announced its third annual forum on Urban Studies will focus on "Urban Industrial Futures"...

The University of Washington Tacoma has announced its third annual forum on Urban Studies will focus on “Urban Industrial Futures” and feature a guest panel, local representatives from the Tacoma community, Urban Studies faculty, students and staff to discuss future urban development in Tacoma.

This one-day event in William W. Philip Hall seeks to convene a community conversation about how to balance industrial and post-industrial urban development strategies. Speaker and panel topics will include the role of advanced manufacturing in the urban economy; urban land use policies and politics; workforce education and training; post-industrial innovations; and urban sustainability. All events are free and open to the public, however advance registration is necessary for complimentary breakfast and lunch. Speakers include Professor Joan Fitzgerald, Northeastern University; Brian Coleman, Executive Director, Greenpoint Manufacturing and Design Center; Dean Amhaus, CEO, Milwaukee Water Council; and UW Tacoma Urban Studies student presentations.

The Urban Studies program at UW Tacoma holds an annual forum on issues of critical importance to scholars and of significant interest to the community. This stimulating one-day event engages questions of urban development, governance and quality of life. Past events include the successful 2010 forum “Waterfront Tacoma” and the stimulating 2011 forum “The Urban University.” This year’s event will be held on Thurs., Feb. 9 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is free but registration is required. To Register, please visit: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/bjaiteh/152640 .

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