Saturday, 8 August, 2020

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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.
We're happy to announce that we're making South Lake Union's Vivace our new home. We hope that the very central location will better serve our membership by giving us more room to grow. There's a lot to like about the coffeehouse: good WIFI, great coffee, beer on tap, and...
On January 8th, the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) issued a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the University District Urban Design Framework (UDUDF). Prior to this FEIS, the Department proceeded with a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) in June 2014 to gather feedback on the issues and proposals identified in the DEIS. During the...
A few weeks ago, we ran a guest article by Michael Maddux in support of Proposition 1--the measure to fully fund park maintenance and construction through the creation of the Seattle Metropolitan Park District. We stand by his article and strongly endorse a vote "FOR" the creation and funding...
As we wrote about last week, the Seattle Department of Planing and Development (DPD) is working on a comprehensive plan to realign zoning, transportation, open space, and other policy areas for future development within the University District. The University District Urban Design Framework (UDUDF) document presents three alternatives for accommodating...
Editor's Note: For a more in-depth primer on the University District Urban Design Framework, see our background article on the project. This is a pivotal time for the University District. The neighborhood is undergoing many major changes, including a new light rail station, an improved Burke-Gilman Trail, expansion of the UW's West Campus, and dozens...