Sunday, 19 May, 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.
On November 2nd, Seattle City Councilmember Mike O'Brien became the latest politician to formally endorse the campaign to build a freeway lid over Interstate 5 in central Seattle. Joining the ranks of fellow councilmembers Sally Bagshaw, Teresa Mosqueda, and Rob Johnson, as well as State Representatives Nicole...
As American families abandon traditional trick-or-treating for "safer" alternatives like Trunk-or-Treat, a rare opportunity for neighborhood community engagement is lost. Halloween collects its more than its share of ghoulish stories. From murder to poisoning, the media loves to capitalize on the real-life horrific activities...
From Condo Liability Reform to Minimum Urban Density, will 2019 reshape housing policy? The Master Builders Association hopes so. With midterm elections just around the corner, the Master Builder's Association of King and Snohomish Counties (MBAKS) unveiled its 2019 legislative priorities at its annual...
On October 18th the Queen Anne Community Council filed an appeal to the City of Seattle's Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), better known as backyard cottages, basement apartments, and mother-in-law suites. The organization is currently raising money to finance the environmental and legal...
To create more equitable outcomes, the needs of parents with school-age children must be better addressed in future transportation solutions. At 8am any given school day in King County, the cars snake around the elementary school, inching toward the drop off zone. The...
Pike/Pine Protected Bike Lane Community Design Workshop, Thursday, October 25th, Summit Event Space, 420 E. Pike Street A volunteer-driven effort is leading the way to ensure that the forthcoming protected lane connection on Pike/Pine between Capitol Hill and downtown Seattle is safe and inviting...
So why have affluent neighborhood groups like the Queen Anne Community Council resisted proposed policy changes? Last week, the City of Seattle released a Racial Equity Toolkit on Policies for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). This Racial Equity Toolkit (RET) was completed to assess...
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...