Natalie Bicknell Argerious

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Natalie Bicknell Argerious (she/her) is Managing Editor at The Urbanist. A passionate urban explorer since childhood, she loves learning how to make cities more inclusive, vibrant, and environmentally resilient. You can often find her wandering around Seattle's Central District and Capitol Hill with her dogs and cat. Email her at natalie [at] theurbanist [dot] org.
But can the soul of the old Victorian house live on in a new mixed-used building? According to modernist architect and urban planner Le Corbusier, “A house is a machine for living in.” This philosophy unpinned his collection of essays, “Towards an Architecture,” in which he put forth an impassioned call...
"A Broken System" Limits Funding For General Fund, Transit, Housing, and More... On September 24th, King County Executive Dow Constantine put forth the proposed King County budget for 2019/2020. Lacking the hype that accompanied Mayor Durkan's first City of Seattle budget, the County's budget received little media attention and quickly...
The City's proposed changes for accessory dwelling units lacks Portland and Vancouver's ambition. On October 4th, the City of Seattle released its Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for land use code changes to remove barriers to the creation of accessory dwelling units (ADU) and detached dwelling units (DADU). The EIS also proposed...
After months of grassroots effort and volunteer engagement, The Central Hills Triangle Collaborative (CHTC) will present its conceptual designs for lidding I-5 in central Seattle tonight (October 3) at 5:30 PM, at Melrose Market Studios. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP here. The lid designs are the...
Documentary filmmaker and UW Bothell professor Minda Martin was a recent arrival to Seattle when she first stumbled by accident on the Ramps to Nowhere during a walk through the Washington Park Arboretum. “My dog always pulled me into places that I wouldn’t explore otherwise and she pulled me into...
"Displaced: Design For Inclusive Cities" Contest Winners Envision Cities That Welcome, Support, And Empower Refugees and Migrants Despite the Trump administration's recent decision to reduce US refugee resettlement numbers to the lowest level since the program began in 1980, we are currently witnessing the highest levels of forcibly displaced people...
At a recent presentation by Shift Zero, a zero net carbon building alliance, mention of Initiative 1631 stirred excitement among the green building professionals in the room. Initiative 1631, otherwise known as the Carbon Pollution Fee, will be on the ballot this November. If Initiative 1631 succeeds, it will be the...
The Seattle Design Festival, sponsored by Design in Public, is moving into its first full week of events, including many related to urban design, architecture, sustainability, and social equity. The entire festival runs until September 23rd, with events occurring at different locations throughout the city. Founded in 2011, each year...