Peddler Brewing will host The Urbanist's February 9th fundraiser. (Photo courtesy of Bike Works)
Peddler Brewing will host The Urbanist's February 9th fundraiser. (Photo courtesy of Bike Works)

Our Spring Subscriber Drive starts Monday and this year we’re adding a fundraiser to the schedule. Hear from urbanist leaders and organizational leadership. The event will be 2pm to 4pm on Sunday, Februray 9th at Peddler Brewing Company in Ballard (directions here).

It’s a great chance to meet other urbanists and advocates. We will be raffling prizes. Among them is Seattle Subway’s Sound Transit 4 (ST4) vision map and some of the best recent books in urbanism, such as The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein.

Our program will include a preview of the year ahead in advocacy and legislative action, featuring some key allies and friends of the blog: Brittney Bush Bollay and Cary Moon. Bush Bollay is Chair of Sierra Club’s Seattle Chapter and a leading voice in making urban housing growth a climate issue. Moon ran for Seattle Mayor in 2017 on an inspiring urbanist platform. She also co-founded the People’s Waterfront Coalition and valiantly fought to keep the freeway viaduct from being rebuilt in Downtown Seattle. Both are integral members of the Move All Seattle Sustainability (MASS) coalition, which has been fighting and scoring some key victories. We’ll also introduce our new Executive Director. We want to hear your ideas and priorities for the year ahead.

There’s a suggested donation of $50, but our subscribers and volunteers are welcome at any level they can give. Thank you for supporting The Urbanist. We hope to see you there. You can RSVP to the event via our Facebook page or Eventbrite. Additionaly, you can donate to The Urbanist here.

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Doug Trumm is publisher of The Urbanist. An Urbanist writer since 2015, he dreams of pedestrianizing streets, blanketing the city in bus lanes, and unleashing a mass timber building spree to end the affordable housing shortage and avert our coming climate catastrophe. He graduated from the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington in 2019. He lives in East Fremont and loves to explore the city on his bike.