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.
The Urbanist has postponed the August 10th meetup we had planned with Rachel Smith, new President and CEO of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. She will be back for a discussion later in the year. We wanted everyone to enjoy the lovely weather this week. Smith will lay out...
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On Tuesday, July 13th from 6:15pm to 7:30pm we are excited to be joined by mayoral candidate Jessyn Farrell. A widely-respected policy advocate on housing affordability, child care, tax reform, and economic security, Farrell has served as the executive director of Transportation Choices Coalition, in the legislature, and as...
This month, The Urbanist is excited to be joined by Seattle City Council President and Mayoral Candidate M. Lorena González for our June meetup from 6:15 to 7:30pm on Thursday, June 3rd. The daughter of farmworkers, Lorena worked her way through community college, earned a business degree at Washington State...
For our May 11th meetup we are very excited to be joined by Sam Assefa, until recently the Director of the Seattle Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD). The OPCD is an office responsible for developing and implementing planning policies and programs to support Seattle's current and future...
We are very excited to be joined by Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Secretary Roger Millar at our March 9th meetup from 6:15pm to 7:30pm. In the position since 2016, Millar oversees an agency that is the steward of a complex, multimodal transportation system and is responsible for...
On July 26th of last year, a three-year-old boy was killed while sitting in a parked car that was struck by a box truck in Madison Valley. On Halloween night, a person was hit and killed by a person driving while crossing Rainier Avenue in the Columbia City Neighborhood....
This month we are excited to be joined at our February 9th meetup from 6:15pm to 7:30pm by Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda. She was first elected in November 2017 to serve the mpre than 750,000 residents in Seattle as the citywide Councilmember in Position 8 for a four-year term, and...
So much of 2020 was about just holding on, so let's start 2021 with a big, bold idea like healing the giant rift in out city and covering the I-5 freeway that cuts it in two! If that sound interesting to you, then please join us at our January...