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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.



Every Home Matters 

About a week ago I saw the car in the featured picture above parked feet from my apartment. It was an incredibly frustrating find because it was so clear what was going on here: this is somebody’s home, and some Parking Enforcement Officer (PEO) slapped a boot on it because it was illegally parked and […]


Upzoning Seattle’s Comfort Zone 

I have a guest editorial at Publicola that builds on some of my other commentary on how zoning in Seattle tends to reinforce segregation of people and family by race and class. I think the post is a bit challenging because it keeps pushing the wedge between the crowd in Seattle that tends to be […]

SmartGrowth Video: Sally/Tim Version from Smart Growth Seattle on Vimeo.

Still Making it Worse?: A Year Later

About a year ago we put together a video to call out the City Council’s woeful record on housing policy. The point of the video was to draw attention to the need for a plan. Well, now we have one. The Mayor’s Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) Committee has produced what we asked for, […]