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

Viet Wah with apartments developing in the back

Kuo/郭: Watching Chinatown’s Gentrifying/Generational Change

Some of my earliest memories of taking public transit were the times when my maternal grandparents would occasionally walk me and my brother to Northgate Transit Center and bus us down to Chinatown. They...
Milk tea and towers and construction in the background

Boba: A Sweet Treat and Harbinger of Gentrification

This past April 30th, the University District played host to its first Seattle Boba Fest. 18 businesses participated in the event, an incomplete count of boba-centric businesses in the neighborhood. In 2019, The Daily...

International District Development Wave Comes with Growing Pains and Opportunities

More than 4,500 homes have been constructed, permitted, or proposed in the Chinatown-International District since 2019 -- 1,240 units of them affordable, based on our roundup of development. Like other neighborhoods in Seattle zoned for...
Proposed changes to Briarcrest/Hamlin Park include an open lawn and picnic area.

Shoreline Parks Bond Returns for February 8th Ballot

After being 122 votes short from being validated in the April 27, 2021 special election, the Shoreline Parks Bond is back for another shot with voters. The measure was then approved by the Shoreline...
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."...