Monday, September 24, 2018

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The Urbanist was founded in 2014 to examine and influence urban policies. We believe cities provide unique opportunities for addressing many of the most challenging social, environmental, and economic problems. We serve as a resource for promoting and disseminating ideas, creating community, increasing political participation, and improving the places we live. The Urbanist's sitting board members and senior editors represent the Editorial Board.
The Urbanist Editorial Board endorses the Basic Bike Network plan proposed by the Cascade Bicycle Club and Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, and championed by Seattle Bike Blog. We must build out a safe bike network as soon as possible. Advocates waited and waited as One Center City dealmaking delayed the...
The recent gas explosion ripped a hole in Greenwood’s heart just as it was entering a new era of economic vibrancy. Greenwood’s many vacant storefronts had been filling up, reflecting a renewed appreciation for a business district built around the last in-city stop of the Interurban Streetcar. The neighborhood...
The Urbanist Board of Directors has submitted a letter to the Seattle Department of Transportation endorsing several neighborhood organizations' public benefit requests for the Convention Center Addition. The project would redevelop the entire site at Convention Place Station in Downtown Seattle as well as two isolated blocks to the north...
The Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) Addition will be a $1.4 billion, 1.5 million square feet structure that doubles visitor and exhibition capacity. John Feit, chair of the Pike/Pine Urban Neighborhood Council (PPUNC), is partnering with Scott Bonjukian, our Education and Programming Director, to bring you an exclusive tour...
The preferred WSCC expansion design hangs over the freeway at the west corner of Pine Street and Boren Avenue. At street level this corner of the building will have small retail spaces and building entries. The building's exterior will also have much greater transparency than the original WSCC facility. (LMN Architects)
The Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) Addition will be a $1.4 billion, 1.5 million square feet structure that doubles visitor and exhibition capacity. John Feit, chair of the Pike/Pine Urban Neighborhood Council (PPUNC), is partnering with Scott Bonjukian, our Education and Programming Director, to bring you an exclusive tour...
The first Urbanist walking tour of 2016 will be heading to Pike Place Market, the oldest continually operating truly public market in North America. Join urbanist and staff contributor Ryan Packer on a trip through the market. Packer is well versed in Pike Place History as a board member and tour guide with...
The fate of Seattle's bikeshare program hangs in the balance. At a meeting of the Sustainability and Transportation Committee today, Councilmembers will hear from City staff on a plan for a municipal takeover of Pronto and possibly vote on an ordinance to rescue the bikeshare program. This comes on the heels of...
Come join us for our first meetup of 2016! We'll be at the Belltown Pub tomorrow (Tuesday, January 12th) from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. You can find us in the loft space just beyond the bar area. As we revealed in December, we're changing up our meetups in a number of ways. Firstly, location...