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Staff Biography

Ray Dubicki


Ray Dubicki is a stay-at-home dad and parent-on-call for taking care of general school and neighborhood tasks around Ballard. This lets him see how urbanism works (or doesn’t) during the hours most people are locked in their office. He is an attorney and urbanist by training, with soup-to-nuts planning experience from code enforcement to university development to writing zoning ordinances. He enjoys using PowerPoint, but only because it’s no longer a weekly obligation.

Recent Articles

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Alaska Will Not Save Us

Like a giant overhead bin full of cookies and cash, Alaska sits for many as potential salvation. Quietly looming above, it waits as a refuge for the smart and mobile who can escape the...
Seattle Central Library is a glassy modernist building that cantilever out at the top.

Seattle’s Public Libraries Chart a New Strategic Direction

At its core, the strategy is built on the idea that “the library makes a difference in people’s lives and in the greater community." All branches of the Seattle Public Library closed this past Tuesday...
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The Grandeur of Seattle’s Tiny Plums

Small reminders to celebrate lots of good neighbors. In the short gap of indecisive September clouds between Smoke Season and Spider Season, Seattle experiences one of the town’s most prized but understated traditions. It’s plum...

Summer in the Inside Passage: Riding the Alaska Ferry

There are three very important things you need to know about taking the Alaska ferry from Bellingham, Washington to Juneau, Alaska. First, the trip is one of the most serene transits through a stunningly...

The Paramount’s Apartments: 1bd/1ba, Showstopping Location

One would be excused for missing the door to 911 Pine Street. It is a classic alcove doorway, deserving of little attention even if it wasn't overshadowed. Unlike its neighbor at 901 Pine, it...