Tuesday, 19 January, 2021
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In September, the City of Seattle released the Internet for All Seattle Report. This report follows the City's July 27th resolution to establish the city council's goal to implement a "vision of enabling all Seattle residents to access and...
Dear Seattle City Councilmembers, The Urbanist implores you to do the right thing, hold the line, and take an important step toward racial justice. The straightest path to those goals starts with overriding Mayor Jenny Durkan's veto of the rebalancing...
https://youtu.be/MvXZzKZ3JYQ Architect Michael Murphy provides several examples of how architecture can be designed to uplift, empower, heal, and rejuvenate communities when designed with intention and purpose.
https://youtu.be/qp5CEcIyk94 Vox explains how human expansion into natural habitats is directly linked to the spread of new and deadly diseases in human populations.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9w841nrIBg "Defund the Police" seems ambiguous to many, but Vox explains what the movement is trying to achieve in communities across the country.
https://youtu.be/ualUPur6iks The American unemployment system is not universal in its design. How did we get to where we are and why are some systems designed to fail people in need of financial support?
Proposed by Councilmember Andrew Lewis, the new tax would fund housing and homeless services With the Covid recession already putting local governments' budgets into the red, the race is on for lawmakers to devise new measures to increase revenue. Ensuring...
Calling for a "Central Area Housing Plan" that seeks to remedy decades of gentrification that have displaced Black residents from Seattle's Central District, last week a group of pastors from African American churches held a press conference with Councilmember...