Tuesday, 7 July, 2020

Laura Loe (Bernstein)

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Laura Loe (Bernstein) is an educator, musician, and gardener from Colombia/NY/LA/Chicago who has lived in Seattle since 2009. Her writing has appeared in Data for Progress, The Urbanist, The Seattle Globalist, South Seattle Emerald, and International Examiner. She is passionate about womxn urbanist voices, climate justice, community ownership, equitable community development and renters' rights. Laura founded Share the Cities with like-minded folks and performs civic matchmaking that leads to unlikely allyships. She tweets as @sharethecities and @lauraloeseattle and is supported by 90 monthly patrons on Patreon.
Recently, Laura Foote Clark, Executive Director of YIMBY Action gave compelling and hilarious testimony to implore commissioners to ignore the "crazy people like her" who show up to (land use) hearings. This video is a little too real for so many of us. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agkXFJLCQx4 Many volunteers around the country are working to bring...
What is the International Special Review District (ISRD)?  The International Special Review District (ISRD) is where the future of the "look" of the Chinatown-International District of Seattle is determined. The most exciting part of sitting in any design review meeting is catching a glimpse into a rip in the fabric...
I first heard the word "SLI" when I was approached to provide feedback about the neighborhood council system. As a renter, I had long expressed concerns that the voices of homeowners were overrepresented at the Northeast District Council and the City Neighborhood Council. Many other residents had expressed similar...
 (....and why do all these urbanists talk in this funny shorthand that makes me feel stupid...) The abundance of acronyms in land use discussions frequently leaves newcomers feeling left out and overwhelmed. Many urbanists seem particularly caught up in using shorthands, like FAR, TOD, MHA, ROW, and MIZ. Are they showing...
This Sunday (December 4th) there will be a U District walking tour of microhousing with Seattle YIMBYs from 10am to 1pm. The tour kicks off from Chaco Canyon Cafe and will visit multiple microhousing buildings and a new project on 9th Ave NE & NE Ravenna Blvd. The tour will end...
Mayor Ed Murray signed an executive order last week affirming Seattle's commitment to welcoming city policies. Folks long at the center of oppressive systems have unique and powerful tools for coping with tragedy. Now, more than ever, the voices of marginalized communities need to be centered in both short-...
Sitting around my Thanksgiving dinner table always leads to some tense moments. In growing cities across the country this year, many people will be discussing housing security. At some tables, parents who wanted to be empty-nesters now make awkward jokes about having their 25 year-old living in the basement. Meanwhile at other tables, another...
At the BOOM: Changing Seattle exhibition Seattleites interested in shaping Seattle's future began by looking backward. Rapid change is nothing new to our city. The Urbanist checked in with three Seattleites involved in the must-see exhibit. Together, they have made connections that will appeal to a broad swath of Seattle communities. This...