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The Urbanist Podcast: Projections and Predictions for 2023

With a new year comes expectations. Whether it's something shiny and unique or a continuation of the stuff that came before, those expectations really...

Sunday Video: Cascadia High-Speed Rail

Geography by Geoff gets into the weeds about the effort to bring high-speed rail to Cascadia. Covering the history of rail here in the...
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The View From Nathan’s Bus: The Glue That Holds Us Together

Was there a soul leftover at the end of this, another nighttime trip on the E Line? I looked in my rear-view mirror. Yes,...

Sunday Video: How Lorraine Motel Became National Civil Rights Museum

Every third Monday in January, we celebrate the life of Civil Rights hero Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The day has been a federal...

The View From Nathan’s Bus: This Happens Too

“Yes, I have perhaps suffered more than you. Yet I do not succumb to despair.”-Chekhov I prefer to ride in the last train car but...

Urbanist Places We Want to Visit in Washington State in 2023

The New Year presents the opportunity to consider the possibilities that lay ahead for our next 365 days encircling the sun. Because at The...

Sunday Video: Should Cities Get Rid of On-Street Parking?

Dave Amos of City Beautiful takes on the topic of whether or not on-street parking is really the best use of limited street space....

URBANIST G.O.R.E. 2023!

Once again at the darkest part of the year, we gather in the spirit of Krampus, the Christmas demon who takes bad children into...