Civics and Culture

“A Life Less Ordinary” at 25 Years: Recognizing a Landmark Film

Does crossing the quarter century line make something historically important? Lovers that are literally star-crossed by the bureaucracy of heaven. Fate and art playing against...
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The Urbanist Podcast Returns: Car-free Parenting with Kelli Refer of Move Redmond

It's officially the second season of The Urbanist podcast and we are excited to be back. Joining us on this episode is Kelli Refer,...

Sunday Video: Crossing The Street Shouldn’t Be Deadly, But It Is

Jason Slaughter highlights how North American streets are designed as deadly spaces for people walking, rolling, and biking. Slaughter compares those streets to ones...

The Urbanist Book Club to Kick Off with “Skid Road”

Author Josephine Ensign will be available to answer questions on her narrative history of homelessness and safety-net healthcare in Seattle. Next month on Tuesday, October,...

Midweek Video: Spruce Up Your Tracks With Grassy Trams

Modern tram systems are increasingly seeing the use of grassy tracks. Many North American transit agencies may be loath to follow suit, but there...

Sunday Video: Why DTLA Is So Small

Why is Los Angeles’ downtown so small? It isn’t just because of the car. Dave Amos of City Beautiful explains.

The Sonics Are Returning, but Seattle’s Not Ready

At every sideways breath of NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, Seattle fans expect news of men’s professional basketball returning to the nation’s upper left. Like...

Midweek Video: Why Philly’s Streets Are Better Than Other North American Cities

Why are Philadelphia's streets good and what can other North American cities learn from them? Alan Fisher of the ArmChair Urbanist explains in this...