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April 14, 2018

Finding Space to Solve Homelessness: Land Use Issues in Public, Private, and Religious Spaces


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Saturday, April 14, 2018
Seattle University School of Law

How can we use public, private, and religious land to mitigate the homelessness crisis? The Finding Space forum will discuss ideas, solutions, and challenges around land use issues and homelessness. We will explore social, legal, and policy issues related to many private and city-based approaches to tackling homelessness, such as safe parking lots, authorized encampments, shelters, and tiny villages. The Finding Space forum aims not only to stimulate thought, discussion, and scholarship, but ideally, to empower participants to more confidently pursue Cary Moonand support more progressive uses of public, private, and faith-based property to address the needs of people experiencing homelessness.

We're thrilled to welcome civic leader Cary Moon as our keynote speaker.

Hosted by:
Seattle University School of Law, SU Homeless Rights Advocacy Project,
and Seattle Journal for Social Justice

Event Program

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8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast & Networking

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Welcome Plenary

Scope of the problem: whose responsibility is it?
Discussion of the land use lens; overview of program and tracks.

10:15 - 11:45 a.m.

Concurrent Tracks: Deeper Dive Panels

Each track begins with a moderated panel to provide a deeper overview
and orientation to current issues, innovative approaches, and challenges.
Tracks include: Vehicle Residency & Safe Parking, Authorized Encampments,
Religious Land Use, and Accessory Dwelling Units.

Noon - 1:15 p.m.

Lunch and Keynote

1:15 - 1:30 p.m.

Break and Transition

1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Concurrent Tracks: Breakout Groups

Each track defines specific tasks for smaller breakout
groups to tackle during this session. Tracks include:
Vehicle Residency & Safe Parking, Authorized Encampments,
Land Use, and Accessory Dwelling Units.

3:30 - 3:45 p.m.

Tracks Prepare Consolidated Report Back

Track moderators will assist with the consolidation of each
breakout group for a brief report back in closing plenary.

3:45 - 4:00 p.m.

Break and Transition

4:00 - 5:15 p.m.

Plenary: Closing Debrief and Next Steps

5:15 - 6:30 p.m.