Kicking Off Our Spring 2021 Subscriber Drive

We hope to resume walking tours like this one once the pandemic has subsided. (Photo by Doug Trumm)

We’re launching our Spring Subscriber Drive today and we could really use your support. If you count on The Urbanist to break down the latest news in urbanism and Seattle politics, we’re counting on you to help us keep the lights on and grow our team. Our vision is a city rich in walkable, bikeable places, transit, social housing, amenities, and accessibility for all. We can get there together.

Twice a year, we run subscriber drives asking you to support our unique brand of advocacy journalism. Thanks to these efforts, we’ve been able to add one full-time employee (yours truly–thank you subscribers). Beyond that, our nonprofit is sustained by an amazing group of volunteers. We hope to bolster our organization and make roles like volunteer coordinator, advocacy director, and editor-in-chief paid positions.

We’re looking to take on more campaigns and stories. More paid staff will make that possible. We’re proud of our work, but, like Seattle, we have lots of room to grow.

Seattle should end exclusionary apartment bans and build sustainable social housing all across the city. Every neighborhood should have pedestrianized streets, protected bike lanes connecting to the citywide network, frequent transit service, and access to groceries, childcare, and healthcare. We know what 15-minute cities look like. The challenge is reclaiming street space and land use policy to make them a reality and ensuring anti-racism is baked into the transition. Let’s embark on that work together.

Last subscriber drive, we added 43 subscribers and we’d aiming to beat that mark this time. Please subscribe today!

Spring 2021 Subscriber Drive Kickoff

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Doug Trumm is The Urbanist's Executive Director. 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. He lives in East Fremont and loves to explore the city on his bike.