History

Sunday Video: How Conquistadors Designed Cities in the Americas

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https://youtu.be/4aJ0tRd10I4 Dave Amos of City Beautiful explains the history of city design in the Americas, which were shaped by the Spanish Conquistadors.

Sunday Video: Black Wall Street’s Tragedy Didn’t End In 1921

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https://youtu.be/mRIGiHiPWCw Bloomberg QuickTake documents the history of Tulsa's Greenwood neighborhood (also known as Black Wall Street), a Black district, which fell victim to angry mobs...

Midweek Video: Why America’s Police Look Like Soldiers

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https://youtu.be/KOAOVbyfjA0 How did America’s civilian police forces go from just uniforms and basic equipment to militarized forces mirroring the national military? Vox takes a look...

Sunday Video: The 1850s Map That Changed How We Fight Outbreaks

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https://youtu.be/VJ86D_DtyWg The story of Dr. John Snow and the London Cholera 1854 Outbreak transformed epidemiology and our use of maps to track deadly outbreaks of...
The Urbanist took a boat tour in April 2017 of the Port of Seattle, which is a vital engine for the region and a productive advantage for local industry. (Photo by Doug Trumm)

Your Friendly Neighborhood Industrial Use, Part 2

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How did we get here? Over this series of articles, I am laying out an argument that Seattle should mix industrial uses in our residential...

Sunday Video: Where Did The Rules Of The Road Come From?

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https://youtu.be/CFgqNiFi0cw How did we end up with the rules of the road?

Holiday Video: The Lost Neighborhood Under Central Park

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https://youtu.be/HdsWYOZ8iqM Central Park is world renowned and beloved by many, but it has a shrouded history marked by elitism and racism. In this video, Vox...

Midweek Video: How The US Stole Thousands of Native American Children

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https://youtu.be/UGqWRyBCHhw The history of assimilation in America of native people is terrible and indefensible. This Vox video explains how this process was adapted over time...