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Author: Ray Dubicki

Explainer: What’s an Environmental Impact Statement?

An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) sounds like a highly technical and complex mechanism of governance. They take years, spiral into hundreds of pages with...
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What Seattle Public Schools Needs to Say Right Now

The letter District Leaders should send to follow earlier garbage. Dear Seattle Schools families, As Covid numbers have spiked among kids and staff in Seattle...

Moving the Ballard Bridge Will Remake Northwest Seattle for the Better

Prepare for light rail, slow down Interbay, and save 15th Avenue Imagine for a moment taking a pleasant walk from Ballard to Queen Anne. Coming...
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Dubicki: It Is Not Too Soon

Middle age, quarterbacks, and "Don’t Look Up" Here we are at the threshold of the most important celebration of the year: my birthday. As it...

URBANIST G.O.R.E. 2022!

New Year! New Horrors! Pay for the whole year, but you’ll only need the edge! In the spirit of Krampus, the Christmas demon who takes...
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A Conversation on Manufacturing in Cities with “Recast Your City” Author Ilana Preuss

Recast Your City is subtitled “How to save your downtown with small-scale manufacturing,” which gives the impression that it’s a one trick book. But...
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The Seattle Times Found Many Ways to Profit From Exclusion and Redlining

A short walk through the long history of discriminatory housing ads It’s interesting to sift through historic print newspaper advertisements and get a glimpse of...

Interbay in Flux – Projects to Watch in 2022

Since the smaller of Seattle’s industrial areas is squeezed between three of the city’s richest neighborhoods, Interbay’s future is deeply uncertain. Development pressures are...