Among his many legislative accomplishments, Peter passed legislation to create a climate protection checklist and carbon analysis for large development projects undergoing environmental review, and he established the Seattle Green Factor, an innovative building code requirement using scoring system to increase landscaping and reduce impervious surface in new mixed use development. In 2006, sponsored ground-breaking legislation to establish one of the nation’s first “Complete Streets” policies to advance urban mobility for all modes. Peter’s planning achievements include strengthening neighborhood planning, increasing affordable housing options, the Downtown Livability Plan, and urban mobility strategies.
Peter has served on numerous government, professional, and non-profit boards, including the Washington Environmental Council, the King County Regional Policy Board, Puget Sound Regional Council Growth Management Policy Board, and Executive Board of the Association of Washington Cities. He was a Harvard Loeb Fellow in 2010, where his research focus on urban environmental policy. While there, Peter was made a Core Member of the Harvard Working Group for Sustainable Cities. A Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Peter was a founding member of the AIA Center for Civic Leadership, and member of AIA’s Sustainable Design Action Team (SDAT). In 1992 Peter Steinbrueck co-founded Futurewise (formerly 1000 Friends of Washington) to strengthen Washington communities and protect resource lands.
"Peter Steinbrueck is a problem solver, always innovative, always collaborative.”
-- John Keegan, Land Use Attorney
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