Because Macklemore.

Throwing up the West Side as we tear in the air
Stopping by Pike Place, throwing fish to a player

Downtown, downtown (Downtown)

The Seattle singer knocks out another great funky musical hit that’s all about Seattle love. Footage was shot largely on the streets of Spokane — over the mountains just yonder — but some scenes feature the old hometown, too. The five-minute video is a raucous expression of the more gritty and colorful urbanism found in our littler sister city. She is a beaut!

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Stephen is a professional urban planner in Puget Sound with a passion for sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He is especially interested in how policies, regulations, and programs can promote positive outcomes for communities. With stints in great cities like Bellingham and Cork, Stephen currently lives in Seattle. He primarily covers land use and transportation issues and has been with The Urbanist since 2014.