Yesterday, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray held a live Facebook video chat with the public on the his Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda initiative. Over the course of 23 minutes, the Mayor got very wonky on housing and land use policy talking about microhousing, mandatory housing affordability, urban villages, displacement, scale of development, commercial affordability, and the relationship of transit and urban development.
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.