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

The Urbanist Podcast: Live from France

In this episode, I call in from Nantes, France, to chat with reporter Ray Dubicki about my current trip to Europe. We discuss all kinds of urbanist topics like multimodal transportation, public spaces, how...

Woodinville’s Downtown District Poised for Major Growth

Walkability and wineries are transforming this bedroom community into a suburb with a distinctive vibe. Few suburbs in the Seattle metro area are as difficult to pin down as Woodinville. In recent years, the City...

The Urbanist Podcast: YIMBYtown

If you follow housing politics, you've probably heard of the term YIMBY (a.k.a. yes in my backyard), but do you know what differentiates the YIMBY movement in Washington State versus elsewhere in the country?...
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Prominent Affordable Housing Consortium Comes Out Against Seattle’s Social Housing Ballot Initiative

The Housing Development Consortium (HDC), a prominent player in affordable housing creation in the Seattle region, has come out against proposed ballot Initiative 135, which seeks to create a public development authority to build...

The Urbanist Podcast: The Big Seattle Food Episode

People love to talk about food, read about food, and -- we hope -- listen to podcasts about food too! In this episode, reporter Ray Dubicki and I kick things off with his article...