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History Café: The Seattles that Might Have Been

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What would Seattle be like with a comprehensive urban rail and subway system? Or a massive park stretching from the shores of South Lake Union to Denny Way?

Seattle voters have rejected multiple visions of Seattle. These decisions of how Seattle is—or might have been—shape the way we navigate and inhabit our city today. From Virgil Bogues’ 1911 plan for mass transit to the 1995 Seattle Commons proposal, there have been countless visions of Seattle’s possible future ranging from the prosaic to the fantastical.

Join award-winning writer and journalist Eric Scigliano as he explores the Seattles that might have been. A former science writer at the University of Washington, Scigliano has written on a wide of range of environmental, political, cultural, and historical subjects for publications such as Harper’s, Politico, National Geographic, New Scientist, Discover, the New York Times, the Seattle Times, Crosscut, and more.

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Location: MOHAI, South Lake Café

Cost: Free

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