Author: Natalie Bicknell Argerious

A Black woman crosses in a crosswalk in a very wide busy road as a semi truck zooms by.

U.S. Pedestrian Deaths Rose to 40-Year High in 2022

A new report analyzed traffic safety data, finding that the U.S. recently reached a 40-year high for pedestrian deaths. Pedestrian fatality rates vary widely across the country, with Seattle ranked 64 highest out of 101 metros studied.

Burgeoning Waterfront Redefines Vancouver, Washington

Ambitious development is taking Washington State’s most overlooked city from 'Vantucky' backwater to hip. A few years ago an Urbanist reader approached me at a...

Lid I-5 North to Host U District Community Vision Workshop

On Thursday, November 9th, the U District Partnership, the Lid I-5 campaign, and the UW Scan Design Master Studio will be hosting a community...
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Seattle City Council Supports Lidding I-5 in New Resolution

Councilmember Nelson abstained, citing cost worries On Tuesday, the Seattle City Council passed a resolution supporting the development of freeway lids in the city. Passage...
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National Night Out Brings Neighbors (Briefly) Out on the Street

38 million people are expected to participate this year in cities nationwide. This Tuesday people might notice something special going on where they live. As...
Existing housing separated by a sidewalk from a large construction site with crane.

Black History and Ambition Meet at an Expanding Bryant Manor

FAME Housing is building an affordable housing development like no other in Seattle's Central District For over 50 years, Bryant Manor has provided affordable...
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The Urbanist Podcast: All About 2023 Primary Endorsements

Primary election ballots are arriving in the mail and due by August 1st. In the run up The Urbanist Elections Committee has been hard...

The Urbanist Podcast: Summer in the City 2023

Summer is (finally) here for families with kids in Seattle Public Schools! In this episode, hosts Ray Dubicki and Natalie Argerious reflect on how...