Wednesday, 23 September, 2020

Natalie Bicknell

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Natalie Bicknell is Senior Reporter at The Urbanist. She is a writer and community college instructor who lives in the Central District with her husband and two dogs. In her research and writing, she is always on the lookout for better ways of creating sustainable, diverse, and vibrant cities. Email her at natalie [at] theurbanist [dot] org.
Seattle has advanced toward receiving a federal grant that would cover nearly half of the project’s $133.4 million price tag. Back in 2010 when King County Metro Transit started service on RapidRide Line A, which runs from Tukwila to Federal Way, transportation planners probably...
From August 15th through 23rd, festival participants can engage with online events, virtual design challenges, and socially distant outdoor installations. Back in fall of 2019, when the Seattle Design Festival (SDF) organizers chose "About Time" as SDF's theme, the organizers made their selection...
Racial equity and resilience were not prioritized highly enough pre-Covid. The Seattle Planning Commission wants to ensure the Covid recovery achieves positive results for marginalized communities. It is often said that a rising tide lifts all boats; however, the starkly unequal recovery that followed...
Cohousing offers ways to stay connected during the Covid pandemic that city planners, architects, and community organizers can learn from. This spring, while people across Washington State and beyond were really beginning to understand what it means to be "socially distant" for a sustained...
On Monday, Seattle City Councilmembers will decide whether a 0.1% or 0.2% sales tax goes before voters in November. Their decision will impact transit service in Seattle for years to come. Even though the stay-at-home order might feel like it has dragged on...
Mayor Durkan and Police Chief Carmen Best remain at odds with the City Council over reducing the police budget. The Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) is now only a memory, but public discourse around defunding the Seattle Police Department (SPD) remains in the spotlight...
Data reveals a 5% increase in people living on the streets from 2019. In the earliest hours of the morning on January 24th, 2020, volunteers set out to conduct King County's annual Point-in-Time count. For the first time in three years, it rained...
Against the backdrop of national discussion around how to reimagine public safety in the United States, Seattle's local government leaders have been moving forward with promises to reduce the Seattle Police Department (SPD) budget, although significant disagreement exists over how much funding should be removed. While four...