Monday, 25 March, 2019

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.
Mayor Durkan defends building for car infrastructure even while admitting that "People in Seattle like transit." Viaduct is closed? On the bus, nose in a book I hadn’t noticed— A Vaiku, by @140noStephen on October 27, 2011 This haiku was written back...
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