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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

Third Cruise Terminal Cancelled, Activists Call on Port of Seattle to Phase Out Cruise...

"Is your port doing business with a dangerously unregulated industry?" If you live in Seattle, a city that prides itself on protecting workers' rights and prioritizing the health of the environment, your first reaction...
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Call to Action: Speak Up For Housing Benefit Districts

On a day-to-day basis, we are confronted with a million different challenges: maybe you dropped your coffee on the carpet, maybe you just cannot find that missing sock, or maybe a new light rail...
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Bayview Tower Project Marks A Step Forward in Decarbonizing Buildings

For tenants of large apartment buildings, the prospect of a new water heating system installation can be cause for alarm. Prolonged utility shutoffs present a real burden for residents, at times even forcing them...
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What to Know About Washington State’s Competing Missing Middle Housing Bills

Housing policy is front and center in the Washington State House this short session, as highlighted by a recent public hearing in which differing bills aimed at increasing affordable housing stock were debriefed and...

Tree Canopy Analysis Shows Tacoma Rezone Critics Exaggerate Concerns

Critics of policies that increase urban density often point to negative impacts on tree canopy as reason to oppose zoning changes. Some opponents to Home in Tacoma, an affordable housing initiative, made the claim...