The Duwamish Valley Resilience District: Collaborating on Sea-Level Adaptation Infrastructure

Panel Dialogue

The Duwamish Valley Resilience District is located in the South Park and Georgetown neighborhoods of Seattle on the Duwamish River, which is home to the traditional land of the Duwamish People past and present — a diverse mix of residents, and a range of maritime industries and small businesses that are disproportionately affected by sea level rise (SLR). This project integrates multiple elements to advance a holistic strategy that fosters a resilient built environment and community that empowers its families and businesses to thrive in place. 

Speakers will present about the process and benefits of integrating public space, river access, and habitat in SLR adaptation as part of a holistic resilience strategy, followed by a conversation between City representatives, project consultants, and stakeholders.


Wilbur “JC” Clark

Chief Operating Officer, Pacific Pile & Marine

David Goldberg

Strategic Advisor, Seattle's Office of Sustainability and Environment

Stefanie Loomis

Associate Landscape Architect, Walker Macy