Scavenger Hunt

The Bizarre-est Lots of Puget Sound

During last week's discussion of subdivisions and the problem of slicing the city into tiny parcels, we asked for your help to find the...

Digital Scavenger Hunt: Bizarre Lots

Puget Sound's strangest property lines. While researching how subdivision screws around with Seattle's growth, we've found some pretty convoluted property lines. Can you find crazier...

The Urbanist’s Scavenger Hunt #5: Stay Healthy Streets

Share photos of how newly-created "Stay Healthy" open streets are helping people in your neighborhood enjoy the outdoors and engage in active transportation. The...

Readers Shared Their Alley Explorations! Next Up The Urbanist’s Scavenger Hunt #4: Pocket Parks

Seattle has at least 263 miles alleys winding across the city. Of these, an estimated 144 miles are improved or paved alleyways, while an...

Nifty Examples of Mixed Use Buildings! Plus The Urbanist’s Scavenger Hunt #3: Alleys

A few years ago, I was shocked when a friend disclosed to me that he did not like mixed-use buildings and dreaded the fact...

Readers Helped Us Find Missing Middle! Plus The Urbanist’s Scavenger Hunt #2

For me, the warm and sunny weather provided extra inspiration for close-to-home urban exploration, but as I was reminded by a reader, with Google...
Look carefully, what appears to be a single family residence here is actually a duplex. (Photo by author)

Urbanist Scavenger Hunt: Find the “Missing Middle”

The Urbanist is kicking off its new weekly scavenger hunt series with a call for readers to search out examples of "missing middle" housing...