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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

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...

Council President and Mayoral Candidate Lorena González to Speak at June Urbanist Meetup

This month, The Urbanist is excited to be joined by Seattle City Council President and Mayoral Candidate M. Lorena González for our June meetup from 6:15 to 7:30pm on Thursday, June 3rd. The daughter of...

Former Planning Director Sam Assefa to Speak at Our May 11th Meetup

For our May 11th meetup we are very excited to be joined by Sam Assefa, until recently the Director of the Seattle Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD). The OPCD is an office...

WSDOT Head Roger Millar Is Our Meetup Guest March 9th

We are very excited to be joined by Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Secretary Roger Millar at our March 9th meetup from 6:15pm to 7:30pm. In the position since 2016, Millar oversees an...