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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

Morales Proposes Zoning Boost for Equitable Development

Under the pilot program, up to 35 qualifying projects could get a density boost for adding affordable homes in historically marginalized communities. Workforce housing is in short supply in Seattle. Councilmember Tammy Morales (District 2...

Sunday Video: Best Side Cycling Covers Urbanist Group Ride with CityNerd

Last Saturday, The Urbanist and CityNerd had the honor of hosting a bike ride on Lake Washington Boulevard for the last weekend of 2023 that the linear parkway, which frequently devolves into a motorist...
A crowd of more than 100 bicyclists assembled with Lake Washington in the background.

Two Hundred Plus Turn Out for Urbanist Bike Ride on Lake Washington Boulevard

Featured guest Ray Delahanty of CityNerd was a big fan of the Lake Washington Boulevard open street. On Saturday, The Urbanist hosted a bike ride and meetup along Lake Washington Boulevard with Ray Delahanty of...

Sunday Video: The Insane Ways Traffic Engineers Try to Make Streets ‘Safe’ for Walking

In this CityNerd video, Ray Delahanty tackled the various bells and whistles traffic engineers use on street crossings so as to not provide actually safe streets. From Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFB) to High-intensity...
Portrait photo of Jaahnavi-Kandula

Jaahnavi Kandula’s Killing Reveals Seattle’s Many Failings on Public Safety

What is a 23-year-old woman's life worth? To Daniel Auderer, Vice President of the Seattle Police Officers Guild (SPOG), apparently the answer is $11,000 plus some laughs at her untimely demise. In January, Seattle...