Staff Biography

Doug Trumm

Executive Director

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

Outpacing Suburbs, Seattle Grows 20,100 in One Year in Latest State Population Estimate

Seattle's population rebounded from its brief pandemic dip with a vengeance according to the latest population estimates from the Washington State Office of Financial Management (OFM). The Emerald City set a new OFM high...
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Direct I-5 and SR 99 Alternatives Reemerge for Everett Link Light Rail

Sound Transit is rethinking its costly crook to Paine Field. Sound Transit revealed new alternatives for Everett Link light rail this week that could take a more direct route via SR 99 or I-5 rather...
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Seattle Reveals Rezoning Concepts and Invites Scoping Comments for Big 2024 Update

Today the Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD) unveiled its rezoning concepts for the 2024 Comprehensive Plan Update, which will guide growth for decades to come. OPCD's thinking revolves around four broad concepts,...
I-t trench with skyscapers and overpasses in the background.

Ridehailing Sees Bigger Ridership Dip than Transit in Seattle

Ridehailing appears to be on shakier foundation than transit coming out of the pandemic. As commuting patterns slowly return to normal, ridehailing appears to have continued its pattern of swiping riders from transit in many...

Data-Loving Mayor Vetoes Bill Requiring Landlords to Share Rent Data

In the first veto of his tenure, Mayor Bruce Harrell struck down a recently passed bill seeking to track more rent data from Seattle landlords. Because that bill passed with five votes and overturning...