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The Urbanist Book Club: Meet Me by the Fountain with Alexandra Lange

American malls are so ubiquitous that it is difficult to consider they were purposefully conceived, actively designed, and meticulously managed. Every facet of an...

Exploring Industry and Nature on the Duwamish

As a volunteer with Friends of Street Ends, a group that works to open and enhance Seattle's shoreline street ends for public access, I...

“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...

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,...

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.

In Wallingford, Vision and Memory, Luck and Loss

The “Visions of Wallingford” project poses a question: “How does a neighborhood learn?” It’s one that strikes me as both fascinating and important.  It’s important because...

Midweek Video: Can Quality Transit Heal Car-Oriented Suburban Wounds?

Los Angeles was a city built on good transit bones, but somewhere along the way went off the rails with cars and suburbanization. Ray...

How Old Is Seattle?

The short answer is 153, but the long answer is that we are too young to act this old. Seattle was founded in 1851...