In the wake of the Fukushima disaster (not to mention the menacing history of nuclear weaponry), the new documentary Pandora’s Promise explores the past, present, and future of nuclear technology.
The question, the provocative film poses, is not if nuclear power will be our future, but how we can both use it to our advantage and avoid catastrophe.
The filmmaker Robert Stone and environmentalist Michael Shellenberger will be available after the screening for Q&A. RSVP if you’d like to attend.
"There's No TOD Without the T: Making Funding Sustainable" with state house transporation chair Rep. Judy Clibborn (D-41)Transit oriented development (TOD) is on the bill on Wednesday, the last day of the annual Rail-Volution conference which touched down in Seattle this year.
There's a batch of TOD panels on Wednesday—"ETOD: Creating and Preserving Employment Near Transit;" "Reality Show: The Real Issues and Challenges of TOD;" "Expanding Economic Opportunity Through Transit and TOD; "There's No TOD Without the T: Making Funding Sustainable;" and "Transit Agencies, Cities, and TOD: Where Does the Buck Stop?"
Panelists such as state house transportation chair Rep. Judy Clibborn (D-41), Sound Transit senior government relations director Rachel Smith, and VIA Architecture Principal Alan Hart explore, TOD, the ultimate gold standard in urban planning.
Rail-Volution, Wed, October 23, 2–5pm, Seattle Westin, 1900 Fifth Ave, free.
Mayor Julián Castro visits Seattle
The mayor of San Antonio, 39-year-old Julián Castro, has just started his third term as the youngest mayor in a top 50 American city. Since taking office, he has passed initiatives to revitalize San Antonio's urban core and lead the way to a future of clean energy, creating thousands of jobs along the way.
He will visit Seattle this Wednesday to help green think tank Sightline celebrate their 20th anniversary by relaying some of the urban sustainability successes in San Antonio.
Sightline's 20th Anniversary Speaker Series: Mayor Julián Castro, Wed, October 23, 7:30pm, Town Hall Seattle, $5.
If you have questions or suggestions for King County's 2014 budget, make sure to attend Tuesday's council budget committee meeting.
The meeting will be available for viewing the day after online and on King County TV.
Council Budget Committee Meeting, Tues, October 22, 6:30pm, King County Courthouse (County Council Chambers, 10th Flr), 516 Third Ave, Seattle, free.
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