Will Seattle Be a Great City for Everyone, or Just a Few?

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If you’ve been following my work and the work of Smart Growth Seattle over the last few years you’ve definitely noticed that I can get pretty worked up about density and housing supply. I’ve even aggressively challenged members of the Seattle City Council over the years—some who I genuinely like—because they’ve made decisions that, in […]

Don’t Make it Worse, Make it Better: Time for a Housing Plan

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Often City Council meetings can get really crowded and not everyone gets a chance to speak. And two minutes goes by really fast. So, I am posting what I plan to say at tonight’s Planning, Land Use, and Sustainability meeting on Incentive Zoning. Whether I get to say it or not, you get to read […]

Why Small Houses Matter

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I recently watched an episode of the FYI Network‘s new small-home reality show, Tiny House Nation, a show hosted by renovation experts John Weisbarth and Zack Giffin. Weisbarth and Giffin travel the country helping families design and build tiny homes. The homes can be in the city or the country, mobile or stationary, but they […]