Staff Biography

Natalie Bicknell Argerious

Managing Editor

Natalie Bicknell Argerious is a writer and community college instructor who lives in the Central District with her husband and two adorably pugnacious Chihuahuas. In her research and writing, she is always on the lookout for better ways of creating sustainable, diverse, and vibrant cities. She has been writing for The Urbanist since 2018 and Managing Editor since August 2021. Email her at natalie [at] theurbanist [dot] org.

Recent Articles

In Wallingford, Vision and Memory, Luck and Loss

The “Visions of Wallingford” project poses a question: “How does a neighborhood learn?” It’s one that strikes me as both fascinating and important.  It’s important because in Seattle the city government has traditionally given geographically defined...
A construction crane over a building under construction with another building under construction across the street and workers standing between them.

Housing Abundance and Affordability Social Hour with Tech 4 Housing

The Urbanist and Tech 4 Housing are hosting a social gathering at the Pine Box, August 16th, 5:30-7pm to talk about how we can advance housing abundance and affordability Where better than a former...

Talton’s Westlake Starbucks Nostalgia is Misplaced, Take it from a Barista

Recently The Seattle Times published a eulogy for the shuttered Starbucks at Westlake Park by columnist Jon Talton. In the piece, Talton explains how his experience at the café once symbolized his love for...
a sign for duwamish people's park with a woman and young child walking by

New Park Offers a Glimpse of a Healthier Duwamish River

Officially listed as a Superfund site by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2001, the Duwamish River continues to be one of the most toxic hazardous waste sites in the United States. For much...

Ambitious Planning and a Decade of Growth Are Transforming Downtown Bothell

Downtown Bothell is a growing city center with a unique history that defies many suburban stereotypes, while still running up against the challenges of cohabitating with a major highway, SR 522. This Friday, July...