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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.

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South Lake Union: If You Want Good Design, Just Add People

Sometimes I feel like I’ve been writing the same blog post over and over again for the last 10 years, and you probably feel like you’ve been reading the same post for a decade too. What’s confounding about my work and writing over the years is the degree to which very little has changed except […]

Councilmember Johnson’s ‘Mission Accomplished’ Moment

You might remember George Bush’s big moment Mission Accomplished moment when, in 2003, he landed on the deck of an aircraft carrier and declared that, “Major combat operations in Iraq have ended. In the battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have prevailed,” in front of a huge banner reading, “Mission Accomplished.” Of […]

Smart Growth Seattle on the Radio

Last week I had the opportunity to talk with Dori Monson on his radio show on KIRO. Monson is an outpost of common sense in local media, questioning the swiftly left-tilting Seattle City Council and Mayor. What most media takes as a given, Monson challenges including some of the basic assumptions in Seattle about housing […]