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Staff Biography

Shaun Kuo

Treasurer and Junior Editor

Shaun Kuo is a recent graduate from the University of Washington’s Jackson School, and current master’s student at UW Tacoma’s MA in Community Planning. He is a Seattle native who has lived in Wallingford, Northgate, and Lake Forest Park. He enjoys exploring the city by bus and foot. He joined the board as treasurer in 2020. Shaun also serves an editor and writes about energy policy, development, and parks. Follow him on Twitter @kuo_shaun or send him an email at shaun [at] theurbanist [dot] org.

Recent Articles

The 8th Ave N festival street surrounded by two newer office buildings, looking southward

Exploring Seattle’s Festival Streets

Recently, the City of Seattle released the final draft of the Crown Hill Urban Village Action Plan in which a pedestrian loop is proposed to be improved with the addition of a "festival street."...
A photo of a street with a crosswalk and curb bulbs near apartment buildings.

Seattle’s Crown Hill Action Plan Centers Walkability and Community

In November, Seattle's Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD) released their draft Crown Hill Urban Action Plan. The scope of this plan is small, short-term, and focused on community, sustainability, livability, and equity....

Lake Forest Park Ballot Measure Would Increase Park Access and Fund Safer Streets

While Shoreline's park bond measure did not make it to the November ballot, neighboring Lake Forest Park's ballot contains a measure to increase funding for parks in this suburban city north of Seattle. Proposition...
Aerial photo of the University of Washington overlooking a fountain, with Rainier Vista at its center

An Urbanist’s Guide to the U District Station Area

Already the destination for many transit riders, the U District Station offers the most reasons to visit for light rail riders on its opening, October 2nd. Food and retail are easily more numerous and...
Five hot air balloons at Green Lake Park's eastern fields. This was taken during 2018 annual Pathway of Lights.

An Urbanist’s Destination Guide to the Roosevelt Station Area

With the Northgate link light rail extension coming online, tens of thousands of additional daily riders are estimated to use the region's light rail system. If you're expecting to be one of those new...