Why Circular Seattle? Why Georgetown? And what's with the /G\?
It would be easy to say while proposing this idea for a Global World Fair Event that Seattle has become a hot-bed of innovation—when all around us is the evidence of the new world collapsing the old. The struggle between what once was and what wants to be is in flux. To help guide us along on this journey towards re-imagining our built environment lets take a moment to reflect upon two of the worlds greatest (Re)mission statements:
“Make the world work, for 100% of humanity, in the shortest possible time, through spontaneous cooperation, without ecological offense or the disadvantage of anyone.”
I like to imagine "Circular Cities 2030" as The World Game
"To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete."
Creatively speaking, I have been dreaming "Circular Cities" for most of my life. The creative force behind Circular Cities 2030 has been a thought experiment on human habitat that over time has evolved into something incredible.
We are going to redesign everything.
I live where the blue dot is: /G\
As you can see, my home /G\ is surrounded by industry perfectly aligned to take advantage of the Duwamish River—Seattle's only working river. For time immemorial, the Dumwamish River Valley was home to the Duwamish Tribe of the Salish Sea. It was an estuary—a flood plain. Today, in the age of Climate Change, the Duwamish River Valley is one of Seattle's most vulnerable areas to the effects of climate change and projected sea-level rise.
One of the biggest challenges we face is the restoration of these landscapes through planned retreat, rapid de-industrialization, and the remediation of toxic soil.
This is a politically-charged topic.
I keep imagining the game:
Parks over Ports—Transforming Trade Routes into Tourist Traps
To reference an example for place-based-solutions for a just transition
I have been dreaming of a school that does not yet exist (An Invisible College) it has been a character in a story that I have been in the process of writing for many-many years.
When I found the Seattle Campus for "Circular Cities 2030" to be a perfect triangle /G\
I knew I was in the right place.
See Brochure: Georgetown: Health & Industry | A New School Proposal
THE PUGET SOUND CENTER FOR INDUSTRIAL EXCELLENCE
To be continued: Visit Circular Seattle's Website