Parks & Public Space

Sunday Video: The Dark Legacy of This Iconic Baseball Stadium

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https://youtu.be/DxJuuWUzQzI In Los Angeles, the history behind Dodger Stadium is marred by forced displacement of Latinos in several neighborhoods. The initial displacement was for government-funded...

Seattle’s Park System Rated 9th Best In New National Ranking

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Jumping from 14th to 9th place in one year, Seattle leapt forward in the Trust for Public Land (TPL) ParkScore index in 2021 due...

What the Georgetown to South Park Trail Will Look Like

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For more than 20 years, residents of Georgetown and South Park have been advocating for a safer way to travel between the two neighborhoods....

Midweek Video: The Quick Way to Make New Pedestrian Plazas

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https://youtu.be/bnIRbwVG4sY Dave Amos highlights how communities across the country are converting street space to pedestrian plazas.

Meetup Video: May 2021 with Sam Assefa

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https://youtu.be/sagR5Hd6i-4 Sam Assefa joined for the May meetup as out guest speaker. Assefa formerly served as Director of the Seattle Office of Planning and Community...

Pioneer Square’s Streetscapes To Get Upgrades with Waterfront Project

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With construction on the complete rebuild (and expansion) of Alaskan Way well underway, the long-planned new Seattle waterfront is happening before our eyes. Traffic...

How Ballard Avenue Got Its Unique Pergolas

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The Urbanist spoke with business owners and leaders who have spent the last year trying to keep restaurants, shops, and the farmers market working...

City Nature Challenge Kicks Off April 30

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Participate in an annual international effort to document the biodiversity found in cities.  We tend to think of cities as the domain of homo sapiens,...