Our Senior Editor Ryan Packer recently visited KING 5’s morning talkshow New Day Northwest to talk about the opportunities and pitfalls of Seattle’s future waterfront. Margaret Larson, host of the show, quizzed Packer on several aspects of the waterfront rebuild, including the new Alaskan Way and park spaces like the Overlook Walk and aquarium expansion. Packer emphasized the challenges that a wide street on Alaskan Way will invariably create for access to the waterfront.

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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.