Date/time: October 28, 6:30-8:30 pm (Fourth Monday of the Month, unless conflict exists with holidays or other relevant events) Location: Byrd Barr Place, 722 18th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122Meeting open to all interested community members. Agenda items include: Design...
Date/time: August 26, 6:30-8:30 pm (Fourth Monday of the Month, unless conflict exists with holidays or other relevant events) Location: Byrd Barr Place, 722 18th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122 Meeting open to all interested community members. Discussion will include a...
Date/time: July 22, 6:30-8:30 pm (fourth Monday of the month, the typical time slot for our monthly meetings) Location: Byrd Barr Place, 722 18th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122 Meeting open to all interested community members. Topics this month will include another visit...
Early Design Guidance for a 4-story, 76-unit apartment building. Parking for 16 vehicles proposed. Existing building (the Chateau) to be demolished. Date/time: July 18, 2019 6:30pm Location: Washington Hall
In the crazy, complex business of community collaboration , any person or group has the power to derail the process. Adopting a code of conduct – where everyone’s roles and responsibilities are understood and agreed upon from the beginning – keeps projects on track and creates the conditions for collective creativity.
- Share airtime: Everyone participates; no one is allowed to dominate.
- Assume that together we know more: Work to understand the assumptions, opinions, and the ideas of others.
- Reject the culture of blame: Be tough on ideas, gentle on people.
- Put yourself in someone else’s shoes: Represent those not present.
- Open your ears and your mind: Listening is NOT just waiting your turn to speak.
- Do your homework: Understand the problem and its history.
- Look for common solutions, then commit to them.
- Seek the community’s highest good for both present and future.
- Forge Multiple Victories: The best ideas solve more than one problem at a time.
- Explore unconventional approaches: New conditions demand new solutions.
- Turn opposition into proposition: Instead of fighting a weak idea, come up with a better one.
- Transform differences into gifts: Arguing over the differences among us wastes money, time, resources, goodwill, and talent. Exchanging ideas with others leads to greater insights, and more inclusive, creative solutions.
- Change your mind in light of new information: Do your part to create an atmosphere where meetings are about discovery and collaboration, not platforms for convincing others that your idea is king.
- Maintain the balance between heart and mind, knowledge and intuition, expertise and passion.