First Hill: SXSWEco Place by Design Finalist


A Living Community Challenge Project in Seattle is making waves in the Southwest

First Hill applies the Living Community Challenge framework to create a new vision and reality for the neighborhood based on the characteristics of a forest—namely diversity, beauty, symbiosis, place-centricity and waste/water/energy-positivity. The Place by Design Finalists envision public space as something greater than a backdrop for human activity. These projects push everyday places to become an integral part of a community and a force for social, economic and environmental change.