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Author: Anton Babadjanov

Alex Pedersen’s Odd Resistance to Food Trucks, Bike Lanes, and Other Adaptive Street Use

While the vast majority of Seattleites identify as progressive when polled, the City of Seattle's approach to many of its biggest problems is fundamentally...
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Seattle Public Utilities’ Drifting Code Interpretation Drives Up Housing Costs

SPU's justification for water main extensions relies on misunderstanding of Seattle Municipal Code. Permitting systems exist to ensure consistent and predictable outcomes, a benefit for...

City Light Cancels Planned EV Charging Lot in Belltown

Seattle City Light has announced that plans will not move forward to build a new surface parking lot for electric vehicle (EV) charging on...

Adopted Regional Transportation Plan Isn’t Aligned With 2030 Climate Goals

Just a few months after adopting a long range transportation plan intended to guide investments through 2050, staff at the Puget Sound Regional Council...

Sunday Video: What Happened to Seattle’s Millionaire’s Row?

When asking where Seattle's Millionaire's Row went, the trite answer is "Starbucks for coffee." But the honest answer is a bit more involved. Seattle's...

The View from Nathan’s Bus: Our Fall of Discontent

The world was ending, or so we thought. The malaise people forgot previously existed was once again upon us, a new and bodied thing,...

The Urbanist Podcast: Wet Architecture with Weston Wright

In the song "Five Feet High and Rising," Johnny Cash sings "Well, the rails are washed out north of town/ We got to head...

Mosqueda Champions Bolder Zoning Alternative 6 in Initial Council Comp Plan Discussions

The land use committee meeting on Wednesday was an eventful one, as several councilmembers shared their critiques of the Seattle comprehensive plan work thus...