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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.



Grand Bargain: Neighborhoods Are Figuring It Out

When the Grand Bargain was first announced I actually embraced it –well, sort of. My rationale was that the cash and exactions squeezed from builders could be offset by the additional housing capacity; also I thought, maybe, neighborhoods outrage at upzones would be effectively neutralized by the fact that the upzones would come with rent restricted housing. […]


Call to Action: Please Answer Our Questions About the Grand Bargain

Greetings and Happy New Year! It’s been awhile since I asked you to write emails and attend an event. We just found out this last week about an event being hosted by the Mayor to promote the recommendations of his Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) Committee. One of these recommendations (out of 65) is a mandate […]

Reading List

Reading List: What to Read About Housing, Economics, and Planning

The other day on Facebook someone asked what books I would recommend in the fields of housing, economics, and urban planning. I came up with a quick answer that I decided to turn into a blog post. I picked one book in each category, except for economics where I picked two. This is edited from […]