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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.



Just the Facts: Smart Sustainable Growth is Working

Opponents of high-density housing development often argue that, contrary to traditional economic theory, as the housing supply increases, the price of housing increases rather than decreases. They observe more efficient, higher-capacity buildings replacing older outdated building in their neighborhood, often accompanied by higher per-unit rents. Thus, they conclude that the ultimate goal of developers is […]


Price Controls: The Emperor, The Councilwoman, and The King

It is upsetting when prices go up, and usually we complain to each other and, eventually, to our political leaders. After all, inflation consumes our savings by making our money worth less, and it consumes more of our incomes as we try to pay for life’s essentials like housing, food, and services like day care. […]

Video: Will They Keep Making it Worse?

Today Smart Growth Seattle begins a banner ad and pre-roll ad campaign to highlight what the Seattle City Council has been doing and not doing to increase the supply and choice of housing in the city. You can see the full video above, and you can sign the petition on the petition page. Our intention […]