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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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Part 2: How Price Becomes Affordability and People Become Units

  This is a second of what will be three posts about the current state of the debate in housing in Seattle. I may add one more about where things might go and if there is any hope we can rescue the debate and policy direction. And I lied. The third post is going to […]

Part 1. Affordability, Price, and Measuring a “Crisis”

When we talk about housing in Seattle, affordability dominates the conversation. Close behind are parking and design issues that tend to bother neighbors, and after that is the notion that somehow we’ve grown too much, too fast and the quality and character of life in Seattle is changing for the worse. But housing prices, expressed […]

In Defense of MORE Housing: New Book is a Distraction

Over at Forbes I’ve offered a more sustained take on a book that debuted last year called In Defense of Housing. It’s a version of a discussion I had year about a year ago about whether housing should be a right. The truth is it really doesn’t matter. The book spends its pages make the […]