The City of Seattle requires your comments on its upcoming Comprehensive Plan Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) by next Monday, August 22. As Natalie Bicknell Argerious ran down in July, there are very good reasons to do so. And The Urbanist is generally on the record loudly and repeatedly asking everyone to have their voice heard in these sessions. And the many EIS comment periods like it. You should do...

RAISE Grants Move Away From Road Expansion, But Not In Seattle...

Last week, the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced 166 projects that have been selected to receive $2.2 billion dollars in Federal...
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I-135 Social Housing Backers Expect to Qualify for February Ballot After...

Initiative 135 has taken a step closer to putting social housing on the ballot. House Our Neighbors, the campaign behind the effort,...

Link Alone Is Insufficient, Puget Sound Needs Regional Rail, Too

Puget Sound is investing heavily in large transit expansion projects like light rail and bus rapid transit. These are critically important for...

What We’re Reading: SCL Rate Hikes, Car-Free Pioneer, and Urban Inflation

SCL rate hikes: Seattle City Light is proposing rate hikes of about 4.5% per year for 2023 and 2034 ($). Improvement grants: Portland's...

Annual Seattle Design Festival Kicks Off August 20

It's time to get ready for the 12th annual Seattle Design Festival, which will be held August 20-26 at locations across the...

Sunday Video: Bakfiets, The Car-Replacement Bike

In The Netherlands, the box bike (bakfiets) has regained popularity across demographics as a way of moving kids and goods. New technology...
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Elevate Cricket in Incoming Bellevue, Kirkland, and Seattle Parks Levies

Move aside pickleball, it's time to give another rapidly growing sport in the Puget Sound the limelight. “Cricket has seen an exponential...

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The Urbanist Podcast: Vacation Like an Urbanist

In this podcast, managing editor Natalie Argerious and I talk summer vacation and the best ways to carry urbanism with you in your travels....

The Urbanist Podcast: Architectural Scrabble with Mike Eliason of Larch Lab

As founder of Larch Lab, a design studio and think tank devoted to climate adaptive architecture and urbanism, Mike Eliason holds a wealth of...

The Urbanist Podcast: Seattle Public School’s Mixed Year-End Report Card

In this episode, professional educator and managing editor Natalie Argerious tolerates my raving parent commentary about the 2021-2022 public school year. The kids have...

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Housing Abundance and Affordability Social Hour with Tech 4 Housing

The Urbanist and Tech 4 Housing are hosting a social gathering at the Pine Box, August 16th, 5:30-7pm to talk about how we can...

Ambitious Planning and a Decade of Growth Are Transforming Downtown Bothell

Downtown Bothell is a growing city center with a unique history that defies many suburban stereotypes, while still running up against the challenges of...

Celebrate People Streets in Bothell with The Urbanist and BoPOP

Opening streets to people is a wonderful to enliven any city. Next Friday, July 29th, The Urbanist and BoPOP (Bothellites for People Orientated Places)...

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