Patrick Taylor

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Patrick grew up across the Puget Sound from Seattle and use to skip school to come hang out in the city. He is an designer at a small architecture firm with a strong focus on urban infill housing. He is passionate about design, housing affordability, biking, and what makes cities so magical. He works to advocate for abundant and diverse housing options and for a city that is a joy for people on bikes and foot. He lives in the Othello neighborhood with his fiance and kitty.
This month The Urbanist will be joined by the MASS Coalition (Move All Seattle Sustainably) at our monthly meetup 5:30pm Tuesday. We will be talking about The MASS Transportation Package, a proposal from the coalition to make walking, rolling, biking, and using transit in Seattle safer and...
This month we are excited to have Seattle City Councilmember Mike O'Brien as our guest--fresh off the successful passage of accessory dwelling unit (ADU) reform. In his seven years on city council, Mike has been a champion for environmental and social justice causes including work to ban...
Seattle's streets should be safe for everyone: people of all ages, languages, ethnicities, genders, races, and abilities. But currently many of our streets aren't and the Durkan administration hasn't made fixing them a priority. Join a coalition of groups that care about our safety,...
The five Seattle City Council candidate forums will focus on mobility, housing affordability, and the climate crisis. The election is fast approaching. Signs are appearing, candidates are jockeying for money and endorsements, and our city is pondering its identity. It seems we are at...
This month as part of Seattle Affordable Housing Week we are featuring members of the Seattle Renters' Commission as our guest speakers. The Seattle City Council created the 15-member renters' commission in 2017 to advise the Mayor and council on issues and policies of importance to renters...
We all know that our city, like many cities, is facing a housing crisis. The rent is too damn high; there is a shortage of affordable housing, and people are being pushed out of our city and into homelessness. And on top of that conservative media is...
Buried amongst the swirling controversies around the Bicycle Master Plan 2019 - 2024 Implementation Plan and major recent bike project cancellations (I'm looking at you 35th Ave NE and Mayor Jenny Durkan) that Seattle transportation advocates and Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) employees have been discussing and debating...
This month we are featuring Maiko Winkler-Chin at our monthly meetup Tuesday (March 12th) at the Panama Hotel. Maiko is Executive Director of the Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda), whose mission is to preserve, promote and develop the Chinatown International District as a...