Saturday, 24 October, 2020
The Urbanist joined more than 40 community organizations in signing a letter urging Mayor Jenny Durkan and the Seattle City Council to reject austerity as they craft the budget for the coming year.
A week of forest fires and skies choked with toxic smoke was a sobering reminder of the fragility of our environment. An incredible amount of Cascadia is burnt or ablaze. More than three million...
But questions remain around whether or not ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets represent empty promises given the challenges posed by growth in the region. Last week King County Executive Dow Constantine formally unveiled his...
While Joe Biden may have emphasized highway building during the virtual Democratic National Convention, his $2 trillion dollar "Build Back Better" climate plan is built on transit. When Biden rolled out the plan in July, he did...
To meet growing visitation to Mount Rainier National Park, the National Park Services (NPS) is pondering changes to the Nisqually to Paradise corridor. Between, 2008 and 2018 visitation increased by 30% and congestion along with it, which...
Racial equity and resilience were not prioritized highly enough pre-Covid. The Seattle Planning Commission wants to ensure the Covid recovery achieves positive results for marginalized communities. It is often said that a rising tide...
On Tuesday, King County Metro released its West Seattle Bridge Closure Transit Action Plan. The transit agency operates bus services, water taxis, and van-share in West Seattle. The comprehensive plan was developed by Metro's...
Decriminalize Seattle and King County Equity Now are making a big ask. Their plan to reduce the Seattle Police Department budget is bound to be an uphill battle, even when a pandemic doesn’t bar in-person meetings. But...