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Staff Biography

Doug Trumm


Doug Trumm started volunteering with The Urbanist in 2015 as a writer and has served as editor and publication director. He graduated from the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at UW in 2019 with a concentration in (you guessed it) urban policy. He lives in East Fremont/West Wallingford and loves to explore the city on his bike. His cat Ole is a national treasure. Follow him on Twitter @dmtrumm or send him an email at doug [at] theurbanist [dot] org.

Recent Articles

Harrell and Inslee Tout Climate Work as Seattle Hosts Bloomberg Summit

Mayor Bruce Harrell and Governor Jay Inslee were on Thursday's program at Bloomberg Green Festival hosted at the Seattle Center. Both touted local leadership on environmental issues, even as that work remains tenuous.

Social Housing Backers Declare Victory in I-137 Signature-Gathering Campaign

By this winter, Seattle voters will have before them the question of whether to fund the city's new social housing developer with a tax on the highest compensated employees in the city. To make it happen, House Our Neighbors gathered more than 38,000 signatures in support of Initiative 137.
The Space Needle is visible in the distance between towers from a South Lake Union roofdeck.

Seattle’s Population Nears 800,000 in Latest State Tally

Seattle grew by 18,500 residents in one year to a total of 797,700, according to recently released state figures. Meanwhile, Tacoma surpassed 225,000, Redmond crossed 80,000, and Bellevue hit 155,000 in those population estimates.
The intersection of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way and Othello Street.

Single Family Zones Are Biggest Culprits in Displacement of Black Seattleites

Seattle's single family areas have seen their Black population plummet by 9,126 since 1990. Meanwhile, "urban village" neighborhood have added more than 8,000 Black residents in that span. Why then is low-density zoning expected to blunt displacement?

County’s Plan for Redeveloping Downtown Campus Still Shrouded in Mystery

King County Executive Dow Constantine continues to tease development plans for the County's large campus in South Downtown, but few firm details have emerged.