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How to Use Our Redesigned Website and Why We Retired Our Comment Section

We’re pleased to announce a redesign of our website with the goal of shortening page loading times and improving the reader experience. Toward that...
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The Urbanist Announces New Paid Freelance Reporter Program

As mentioned during our most recent subscriber drive, we are dedicating the first $2,000 that was raised to a paid freelance reporter program. A...

Crystal Fincher is Our November Meetup Guest for an Election Breakdown Edition

The Urbanist's monthly meetup is November 9th at 6:15pm. Crystal Fincher is a political consultant and host of the acclaimed podcast Hacks & Wonks, which...
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Building on The Urbanist’s Vision

Stepping into my new role as Managing Editor of The Urbanist has made it clearer for me than ever how much effort it takes...

Home Stretch of the Fall 2021 Subscriber Drive

The Urbanist's Fall Subscriber Drive comes to an end this weekend, but we want to finish strong. Already 88 readers have donated or subscribed. With...
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Publication Update: Fall 2021 Subscriber Drive Edition

There's no doubt that fall has arrived. The days are shorter (and wetter), budget squabbling is enfolding over at City Hall, the campaign season...
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All Aboard The Urbanist’s Fall 2021 Subscriber Drive

Today as Northgate Link opens, The Urbanist is launching our Fall Subscriber Drive. We could really use your support to continue to report on...
Nikkita is a Black woman. She wears rainbow hoop earrings. her curly hair to the side, and a big smile.

Nikkita Oliver Is Our Urbanist Meetup Guest on September 14th

Nikkita Oliver is our featured guest at The Urbanist's monthly meetup on September 14th. Oliver (they/them) is a community organizer, cultural worker, artist, attorney,...