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Sunday Video: Night Ride

The Oscar nominations are out. Most of the attention is on the Best Picture nominees, but who really has time for that? Those ten...

Sunday Video: Visiting Greenfield, MC (That’s Minecraft)

Though it has miles of roads, thousands of homes, an airport, and plenty of shopping, the City of Greenfield does not actually exist. It...

How a Forgotten Plaza Can Become Tacoma’s Connected Heart

Tollefson Plaza in downtown Tacoma confounds me. It’s an attractive space next to a bustling university campus and an art museum. It is adjacent...

The Urbanist’s Year in Pictures 2022

An we come upon the last day of the year, a perfect opportunity to look through The Urbanist's media archive for a retrospective of...

Harrell’s Anti-Graffiti Plan Sees $1.2 Million Cut But Council Leaves It Mostly Intact

Last month, Mayor Harrell unveiled his definitive anti-graffiti plan, with a focus on both graffiti removal and allowing artists to create legally. The mayor's...

Planes, Trains, and the Only True Thanksgiving Movie

The holiday is a Chicago kind of event It is Black Friday in America. For those of us avoiding the mall like it’s our racist...

The Urbanist’s Thanksgiving Meatballs 2022

Just like in every household during the holidays, there are many Big Media indulgences as we trash one calendar and hang a new one....

Dubicki: ‘The Crown’s’ Claustrophobia in a Box of Its Own Creation

There is a concept in television called a bottle episode. It’s where a show puts one or a few characters into a single location...