In an effort to continue providing great content, programming, advocacy,  and analysis, we’re running a fundraising drive this week at The Urbanist. We think what we do is pretty valuable, but you don’t have to take our word for it. Below is a testimonial from Seattle Neighborhood Greenways Board Member and former Executive Director, Cathy Tuttle.

I personally support The Urbanist. I hope you will too.

While working at Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, I jokingly called The Urbanist “the twin sister of Seattle Neighborhood Greenways” because we hold common core values of compassion, fairness, faith in crowd-sourced wisdom, and the belief that Seattle can mature into one of the world’s great cities for people of all ages, all incomes, all abilities, and all cultures.

At @SNGreenways, we frequently cross-post articles at The Urbanist about our campaigns for safe streets for people who walk and bike, about the huge potential of Seattle’s streets as public living spaces, about the importance of land use being linked to transportation, and about how we can equitably share our largest common resource–our streets. Because of our “twin sister,” the work we share of growing a great city has been amplified.

The Urbanist provides an important platform for journalists, community members, and organizations to explore new ideas for how to make our city a better place for all. The Urbanist is also an important forum for in-depth transportation and land use reporting that is often too wonky for more mainstream outlets. Solid, crowd-sourced reporting helps build a shared basis of knowledge across the movement to make our streets and city a better place to live.

In summary, The Urbanist serves a vital role in Seattle’s urbanist ecosystem through the powerful combination of in-depth reporting, and the cultivation and exploration of cutting edge ideas.

I hope you will join me in supporting the important work of The Urbanist!

 

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