Wonkabout Washington

Light rail tunneled station in Downtown Seattle. (Photo by Gary Matoso / Futurewise)

Wonkabout Washington: Equitable Public Engagement in a Pandemic

As we enter month three of life in a pandemic in Washington, planners, and community organizations are grappling with how to adapt our engagement...
Photo is courtesy of Olympians for People-Oriented Places.

Wonkabout Washington: Lessons in Intergenerational Organizing from Olympia

We’re all socially distancing here in Washington but last week we convened a group of land use leaders in Olympia for a discussion about how to...

Wonkabout Washington: The Little Climate Goal Bill That Could

Futurewise Legislative Wrap-Up: The Story Behind House Bill 2427, the GMA Climate Goal Bill At Futurewise, we believe that local government planning needs to more...

Wonkabout Washington: Futurewise 2020 Legal Preview

Last month we gave readers of The Urbanist a preview of Futurewise’s 2020 legislative agenda. This month we’re going to do an overview of...

Wonkabout Washington: Priorities for the 2020 Legislative Session

The 2020 legislative session kicked off on January 13th and we’re officially down in Olympia five days a week advocating for the smart, responsible...

The Urbanist Meetup This Tuesday Features Futurewise

For our monthly meetup on January 14th, we are excited to be joined by our friend Kate Brunette from Futurewise. For 30 years, Futurewise...

Wonkabout Washington: State Takings Law Remade

Wonkabout Washington is back after a brief hiatus and we’re wrapping up the year with an exceptionally wonky topic that has broad impacts for...

Wonkabout Washington: Advocating for Equity in Skyway Subarea Plan

Futurewise and Skyway Solutions Advocate for Equity in Skyway Subarea Plan As the King County Council considers a draft of the Skyway-West Hill Land Use...