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VIDEO: Peter Steinbrueck, FAIA Shares His Thoughts on Civic Engagement

By Adam Melis, Director, Political Affairs & Engagement

When Peter Steinbrueck, FAIA announced last winter that he was going to run for the Mayor of Seattle, he would immediately be considered one of the serious candidates for one of America’s largest and vibrant cities.  After all, Peter was a former president of the Seattle City Council and a well-known community leader who used his training as an architect to help his community to solve some of their problems.  On the campaign trail, he has pointed out some of the more recent decisions have been short sighted and will not lead to a sustainable community but rather a short lived development.  After all, like architecture, civic engagement runs in his blood: Steinbrueck’s father Victor Steinbrueck, FAIA was a well-known community leader who is credited with saving Pike’s Place Market.

Peter took some time off the campaign trail to share some of his thoughts on civic engagement, citizen architects and leadership.  Check out the video below.

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