Last year, The Urbanist covered a Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties (MBAKS) report suggesting that townhouse development in Seattle might be dropping off a cliff. However, nine months later, data from the City of Seattle shows that townhouse production set a record in 2021 and that 2022 is outpacing many previous years as well. MBAKS reported a decline in project applications from 450 in 2018 to 289...
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Elected Leaders Must Press Forward With Study of SR 99 and...

Sign our petition to elected leaders urging that they fully study Everett Link alternatives. Sound Transit has expanded the scope for Everett Link...

Highway Expansion May Hinder Plans to Reconnect South Park

Momentum has been building around Reconnect South Park, a community-led effort to address how SR 99 slices through the neighborhood located near...

Puget Sound Energy Rate Increase Would Fund Harmful Fossil Fuel Infrastructure

Residential Puget Sound Energy (PSE) customers could see electric bills surge by more than 20% and gas bills by almost 17%. Later...

Sunday Video: A Better Low-Floor Tram?

Reece Martin takes a dive into tram designs and shows the way for a better design approach for low-floor trams. Often, there...

“A Life Less Ordinary” at 25 Years: Recognizing a Landmark Film

Does crossing the quarter century line make something historically important? Lovers that are literally star-crossed by the bureaucracy of heaven. Fate and art...

Eastside Cities Consider Tenant Protections — with Varying Outcomes for Residents

On Tuesday evening, residents, advocates, and rental housing groups packed into the physical and virtual chambers of Newcastle City Hall. Amid some...

Connect and Learn at the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict Community Forum

Thursday, September 29th, 3-7pm, at Capitol Hill Station Plaza There are many things that make Capitol Hill stand out not only among Seattle's...

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The Urbanist Podcast Returns: Car-free Parenting with Kelli Refer of Move...

It's officially the second season of The Urbanist podcast and we are excited to be back. Joining us on this episode is Kelli Refer,...

The Urbanist Podcast: Vacation Like an Urbanist

In this podcast, managing editor Natalie Argerious and I talk summer vacation and the best ways to carry urbanism with you in your travels....

The Urbanist Podcast: Architectural Scrabble with Mike Eliason of Larch Lab

As founder of Larch Lab, a design studio and think tank devoted to climate adaptive architecture and urbanism, Mike Eliason holds a wealth of...

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Connect and Learn at the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict Community Forum

Thursday, September 29th, 3-7pm, at Capitol Hill Station Plaza There are many things that make Capitol Hill stand out not only among Seattle's neighborhoods, but...

The Urbanist Book Club to Kick Off with “Skid Road”

Author Josephine Ensign will be available to answer questions on her narrative history of homelessness and safety-net healthcare in Seattle. Next month on Tuesday, October,...
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State and Local Leaders to Participate in Week Without Driving Challenge

Join them by signing up for Disability Mobility Initiative's Week Without Driving 2022 Next Monday, September 19th, Disability Mobility Initiative will begin its Week Without...

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