Affordable Tacoma

What is Conversations Regarding Tacoma?

We are a group of design, architecture and urban planning professionals who have a passion for making Tacoma a better place for everyone who lives here. To this end, in 2009 we began organizing an annual three-part urban design lecture series in downtown Tacoma to provide information, provoke thought, and stimulate discussion about the city’s built environment. Hosted in the Fall, each series focuses on issues relevant to Tacoma’s urban neighborhoods and downtown core.

Past series have covered topics such as immigration, social sustainability, what it means to be a "liveable" community and the real implications of gentrification. This year's theme is "Affordable Tacoma" and asks: What does it mean to be an affordable city? How should it affect the character of the urban environment in Tacoma and how do we hold onto the things that make us unique while we change?

Explore these questions through diverse perspectives and inspired solutions at our upcoming 10x10 event. We begin at 6:00 with drinks and conversation to follow. 

Join us for the Fall 10x10


Doors open @ 5:30
Event starts @ 6:00

Location: RAIN Incubator +map

Drinks to follow: Black Fleet Brewing



Keep in touch and see what we're up to the rest of the year.



Past Series

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