Civics & Culture

Five hot air balloons at Green Lake Park's eastern fields. This was taken during 2018 annual Pathway of Lights.

An Urbanist’s Destination Guide to the Roosevelt Station Area

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With the Northgate link light rail extension coming online, tens of thousands of additional daily riders are estimated to use the region's light rail...

Midweek Video: Highways Almost Destroyed Amsterdam via Plan Jokinen

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vI5pbDFDZyI In the 1960s, Amsterdam briefly was sold on a highway urban renewal project designed by an American planner David Jokinen. It would have destroyed...

Sunday Video: Vienna’s Radical Idea? Affordable Housing For All

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41VJudBdYXY Bloomberg Quicktake/CityLab explores how Vienna is tackling affordable housing for all in the city. Mike Eliason, syndicated columnist of The Urbanist, offers his perspective...

Midweek Video: How Chicago Built an Amazing Lake Shore

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Go5cfISkD3U The story of how Chicago got its famed waterfront lakeshore parks is a true saga with a series of battles and efforts. Wealthy elites,...

Sunday Video: Safe Cycling Showdown – Good v. Bad City Design (Plus 1, Minus...

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8F5hXqS-Ac Not Just Bikes showcases an urban cycling game with Canadian counterpart from Shifter. The duo of vloggers show what their bike rides look like...

Meetup Video: September 2021 Meetup with Nikkita Oliver

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https://youtu.be/z7X3jF0Ydp8 Seattle City Council candidate Nikkita Oliver joined The Urbanist for the September monthly meetup. During the meeting, Oliver discussed wide-ranging priorities that they would...

Sunday Video: The Wrong Way to Set Speed Limits

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https://youtu.be/bglWCuCMSWc Not Just Bikes explains how most speed limits are set on North American streets and road using the 85th Percentile technique as well as...
A rendering of a "L" shaped seven story apartment building. Three quarters of the exterior of the building is dark grey, while one quarter is white. The windows are surrounded by frames in many different vibrant colors.

Pride Place Senior Housing Breaks Ground in Capitol Hill

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The building will provide affordable LGBTQ+ affirming housing, health services, and community support to seniors. Today GenPride and Community Roots Housing break ground on...