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The Urbanist had many hit articles in 2022. (Credit: Mike@NW Lens, Creative Commons)

With a new year comes expectations. Whether it’s something shiny and unique or a continuation of the stuff that came before, those expectations really shape our anticipation (or antipathy) for the coming orbit around the sun. In this episode, hosts Natalie Argerious and Ray Dubicki talk about the which trends will probably continue and where the year will awaken, shaking and confused, to the harsh fluorescent light of new realities.

Of course, most of that new reality is going to be the grinding, unrelenting election schedule. First up on the docket for Seattleites is the special election for I-135 social housing ballot initiative. The Urbanist is a supporter of the initiative and the amazing rally coming up this Sunday, and has both an endorsement and a podcast episode that give you great reasons to vote yes. Get your ballot in now, or by no later than February 14th.

We want to know your thoughts, opinions, and hopes for this twenty third year of the new millennium. Reach out to us at podcast [at] theurbanist.org.  

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Article Author

Ray Dubicki is a stay-at-home dad and parent-on-call for taking care of general school and neighborhood tasks around Ballard. This lets him see how urbanism works (or doesn’t) during the hours most people are locked in their office. He is an attorney and urbanist by training, with soup-to-nuts planning experience from code enforcement to university development to writing zoning ordinances. He enjoys using PowerPoint, but only because it’s no longer a weekly obligation.