Aleks Culver

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Aleksandra (Aleks) is a software engineer who moonlights as a writer and copy editor. Aleks's love of cities started as a child, when she would ride the commuter rail into Boston with her family for day trips. Her mission is to share that love with the world, by ensuring that our cities have a place for everyone. Aleks primarily writes about transportation and land use. She is also the webmaster.
Article Note: The Urbanist is publishing a series of interviews with a selection of 2015 Seattle City Council candidates. In June, we will release our endorsements. Sally Bagshaw is an incumbent Seattle City Council member running in the new district 7. She was first elected in 2009 and is now...
Article Note: The Urbanist is publishing a series of interviews with a selection of 2015 Seattle City Council candidates. In June, we will release our endorsements. Debora Juarez is running for Seattle City Council in District 5, where she has lived for the past 25 years. Juarez grew up on the...
Article Note: The Urbanist is publishing a series of interviews with a selection of 2015 Seattle City Council candidates. In June, we will release our endorsements. Sandy Brown is running for Seattle City Council in District 5. Brown has been a leader in the faith community for 30 years, and a...
This week's tweet is a reminder that language matters. Brent Toderian, Vancouver's former chief planner, writes: https://twitter.com/BrentToderian/status/555753175827742722 What does it mean for a street to be open or closed? A typical arterial in a North American City might be 120 feet wide from building to building, if not wider. Aside from two...
I’ve found that many people conflate supply and demand, or price-based resource allocation, with the pseudo-ideal of a libertarian “free market”. Supply and demand is an explanation for how the world works, not a value statement. If the number of people who want X and don’t have it exceeds the...
https://twitter.com/MikeLindblom/status/545350307316654080 This week's tweet is a refresher course on one of the most basic laws of urbanism. A city is a place with a lot of people, and not a lot of space. The most successful cities are the ones that do the best job of embracing that fact. Lindblom's tweet...
Dow Constantine is on fire. The King County Executive, first elected in 2009, made the headlines on Tuesday for vetoing Councilmember Rod Dembowski's proposal to defer King County Metro's impending service cuts. Now, Constantine has signed an executive order calling for Metro and Sound Transit to deeply integrate their...
I recently went to Galway, Ireland, which was my first time out of North America. I had a ton of fun, and I also learned lots and lots. This is the first in a series of posts where I will try to share some of what I've learned. As usual,...