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Staff Biography

Patrick Taylor

Education and Programming Director

Patrick Taylor grew up across the Puget Sound from Seattle and use to skip school to come hang out in the city. He is an designer at a small architecture firm with a strong focus on urban infill housing. He is passionate about design, housing affordability, biking, and what makes cities so magical. He works to advocate for abundant and diverse housing options and for a city that is a joy for people on bikes and foot. He lives in the Othello neighborhood with his wife and kitty. Follow him on Twitter @pwalchtaylor.

Recent Articles

November 14 Urbanist Talk to Tackle Comp Plan, Exclusionary Zoning, Design Review Reform

We are very excited to be joined by activist architect Matt Hutchins at the November edition of our monthly speaker series. He will help us understand the multiple land use and housing issues we...

Parking Enforcement Does Not Belong in SPD

While much of the media may have convinced itself that Seattle City Council radically defunded the police, it didn't. What Council did do was make some tweaks around the edges and engage in some...

As The Urbanist Grows, So Does Our Board

The Urbanist has grown a lot since its founding in 2014. When I first got involved in 2015 by showing up to meetups in a coffee shop in South Lake Union, it was a...

February Meetup to Feature Seattle Chamber of Commerce CEO Rachel Smith

Update: We've set the date of February 8th for our rescheduled meetup with Rachel Smith, new President and CEO of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. The Urbanist postponed our originally planned August 10th...
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Urbanist Meetup July 13th with Mayoral Candidate Jessyn Farrell

On Tuesday, July 13th from 6:15pm to 7:30pm we are excited to be joined by mayoral candidate Jessyn Farrell. A widely-respected policy advocate on housing affordability, child care, tax reform, and economic security, Farrell...