ULI Northwest: Cascadia - The Next 5,000,000 People (Episode 2: Accelerating Connection & Recovery)


2021-04-28T12:00:00 - 2021-04-28T13:00:00

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    The Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the Cascadia Innovation Corridor (CIC) will examine the vision and prospects for responsible growth patterns in the Cascadia bioregion in this compelling virtual series. The Next 5,000,000 refers to the striking number of people that will call Cascadia their new home by ±2050. Opportunity-seekers, lifestyle-chasers, immigrants, domestic migrants and climate refugees will flow into Cascadia, putting even more pressure on the I-5 corridor. We have a unique chance to prepare for this by fostering an equitable, intelligent, well-connected megaregion, from the Lower Mainland of British Columbia to the Portland Metropolitan area.

    The CIC’s recent study, Cascadia Vision 2050, is the point of departure for this speaker series. Only by fully engaging local jurisdictions, businesses, and residents, can the report’s initial assumptions and proposals be explored and fashioned into tangible strategies and actions for natural resource preservation, affordable housing, job creation, and infrastructure investments.

    Episode 2: Accelerating Connection & Recovery 

    Representative Suzan Delbene | WA 1st District 
    Representative Seth Moulton | MA 6th District
    *co-sponsor of the American High Speed Rail Act 
    Paul Caron | Director, Microsoft's Federal Government Affairs  
    Wednesday, April 28th
    12:00 - 1:00 PM

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    Seth Moulton

    U.S. Congressman | MA 6th District ,

    Seth ran - and won - on a platform of bringing a new generation of leadership to Washington, becoming the only Democrat to unseat an incumbent in a primary in 2014. Named the Most Effective Freshman Democrat in his first term, Seth has consistently delivered results in a divided Washington. He is the only Member of Congress to earn two Democracy Awards from the Congressional Management Foundation, one in 2018 for Transparency and a second in 2020 for having the best constituent services in all of Congress. His legislation has delivered Faster Care for Veterans, designated a three-digit National Suicide Hotline, modernized Government Travel, and delivered on ALS Diability Insurance. His American High-Speed Rail Act is the most ambitious and forward-thinking infrastructure package before Congress today, and he recently wrote the G.I. Bill Repair Act to finally restore long-denied benefits to Black veterans of World War II.

    Suzan Delbene

    U.S. Congresswoman | WA 1st District ,

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene represents Washington’s 1st Congressional District, which spans from northeast King County to the Canadian border and includes parts of King, Snohomish, Skagit, and Whatcom counties. First sworn into the House of Representatives in November 2012, Suzan brings a unique voice to the nation’s capital with more than two decades of experience as a successful technology entrepreneur and business leader. Suzan takes on a wide range of challenges both in Congress and in the 1st District and is a leader on issues of technology, health care, trade, taxes, environmental conservation, and agriculture. Suzan currently serves as the Vice Chair on the House Ways and Means Committee, which is at the forefront of debate on a fairer tax code, health care reform, trade deals, and lasting retirement security. She serves on the Select Revenue Measures and Trade Subcommittees. Suzan also serves as Chair of the forward-thinking New Democrat Coalition, which is one of the largest ideological coalitions in the House, and is co-chair of the Women's High Tech Caucus, Internet of Things Caucus, and Dairy Caucus. She is also a member of the Pro-Choice Caucus.

    Paul Caron

    Microsoft Corporation

    Paul Caron serves as a director on Microsoft's Federal Government Affairs team in Washington, DC. He joined Microsoft in Redmond, Washington in 2004 and lived there for over six years before moving back to DC to join the government affairs team. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Maryland at College Park and has a law degree from the University of Virginia.

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