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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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MIZ Example: No Value Exchange, Just Higher Prices

I’ve been writing about the problems with Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning (MIZ) for a long time now. In short, MIZ is infeasible, inflationary, and most likely illegal. The idea of extracting money to pay for rent restricted housing might be a good political solution but it would add costs that would make some projects infeasible and […]

Election Day: Burke, Democracy, and a Vision of the City

It’s difficult on Election Day for me to not get historical and philosophical about the big day. This year there seems to be a lot at stake for people across the country and right here at home. When I consider our democracy I can’t help but think about Edmund Burke, perhaps the most overlooked of […]

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Analogy Department: Just Bake More Bread!

If you been following my presentations in public and my writing on the topic of housing, you’ll know that I often deploy the “Bake More Bread” analogy. Arches Magazine, the regular publication of my alma matter the University of Puget Sound features me in their fall edition and I’m quoted putting it this way: If you […]