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New Ideas for a Growing City

Seattle is a growing and changing city with new people and families arriving every day. People fall in love with our city and want to make it their home. We need new ideas and a fresh approach to creating a wide range of housing choices for new people and families that want to join us in our beautiful corner of the world. Thank you for visiting our site and we hope you’ll join our efforts.



California Here We Come: Housing Forum to Cover Causes and Solutions to the Housing Shortage

I’ll be attending and speaking at a forum on Thursday in Sacremento hosted by the California Apartment Association. I hope to learn more from them and share where we’re headed on housing in Seattle.  CALIFORNIA HOUSING FORUM Inadequate housing stock threatens California’s economic future. We will explore not only the causes of California’s housing crisis, but also […]


Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going

Each year, as part of my annual report to our board, funders, and allies, I write a kind of State of Smart Growth introduction. It’s also intended to be encouragement for our sometimes beaten down side  of the growth, housing, and density argument — and for me who is the guy that does this all […]


Homelessness and Encampments: What Can Seattle Learn from Utah?

Seattle’s Mayor Ed Murray took to the pages of the Seattle Times recently to bemoan the criticism he’s been getting for his proposal to sweep away homeless encampments throughout the city. Murray said that activists and supporters of a different approach were playing, “a tired, old ideological game,” starting a “food fight,” and engaging in […]