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CascadiaCast Episode 5: Cathy Tuttle

After a bit of a lull, CascadiaCast is back! (And with a hell of a lot better sound quality.) I had the exciting opportunity to talk with Cathy Tuttle, Executive Director of Seattle Neighborhood Greenways. We took a fascinating¬†dive into … Continue reading

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On Growth, Transit, and Bikes in Vancouver B.C.

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of visiting Vancouver, B.C. again and have finally gotten around to writing about it. I managed to stay for a weekend instead of 30 hours and had a real excuse to go: … Continue reading

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Civic Indicators Highlight Seattle’s Progress, Challenges

Correction: The SSNAP report has been updated to correct statistics on where Seattle residents work. 38.2 percent of Seattle’s employed residents work outside of the city, not 62 percent. A new report by consulting firm Steinbrueck Urban Strategies, headed up … Continue reading

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Atlanta Conference Recap

In April I had the good fortune to attend the 2014 National APA (American Planning Association) Conference in Atlanta, Georgia with 5,000 fellow planners.¬† Session topics ranged from autonomous cars and the Millennials to citizen participation and affordable housing. I’m … Continue reading

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The Case for Cities and Saving the World

The Urbanist, a new Seattle-based website, offers compelling reasons for channeling human activities and development into cities. I’d like to add to their argument: cities are how we’re going to save the world. As developing countries rapidly catch up with … Continue reading

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