Wonkabout Washington

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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