Sunday, 29 March, 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.
Tuesday evening's design review meeting was held in the basement of City Hall. The meeting lasted over two and a half hours. No food. No water. No bathroom breaks. It kind of felt like the land use equivalent of Luis Buñuel's The Exterminating Angel. Why are all these fancy people trapped...
Seattle was abundantly represented this weekend at YIMBY 2016. The first ever Yes In My Backyard (YIMBY) conference took place this past weekend. Many cities were represented, but none had the spotlight on it like Seattle! Sightline Institute’s Serena Larkin, Anna Fahey, and Dan Bertolet presented recent focus group findings about...
I met a woman at the City Council hearing about safety for people who bike yesterday that told me she went to a meeting of urbanists once and didn't get a word in edgewise in a room full of men. I heard from a man the other night that said...