Wonkabout Washington

Wonkabout Washington: The Climate Change/Land Use Nexus and Washington Can’t Wait

How have you been breathing lately? Not well I’m guessing. The last few weeks have seen Seattle, along with cities up and down the...
Farmer in a field. (Erinn J. Hale Photography)

Wonkabout Washington: Farms Under Threat

On Tuesday, July 21st, Futurewise hosted Addie Candib, Pacific Northwest Regional Director of American Farmland Trust for a conversation about the threatened state of...
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...