Conversations about transportation usually generate yawns from audiences but not in Seattle. Last week citizens filled an entire room at Seattle Public Library’s Central Branch for SDOT’s first “Where Are We Going” speaker series event. With transportation systems around the world being reimagined, Scott Kubly, SDOT’s new director thought it would be an excellent time to pause and reflect on larger trends emerging in how cities…
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I’m never really sure what to say when people ask me where I’m from. The short answer is always, Orting, Washington. This answer used to get a couple of pauses and a brief, “awe, where is it located exactly?” Like I frequently do after receiving a puzzled look, let me give you my Orting pitch to help you understand this little town nestled arguably dangerously close…
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Earlier this month I attended “Evolution of the Gay-borhood” co-hosted by the Greater Seattle Businesses Association (GSBA) and Out for Sustainability. The event focused on defining the notion of a Gayborhood and had voices from around the community to speak about various topics related to retaining the neighborhood’s identity and sense of place. One of the standout presenters was Louise Chernin, CEO of the GSBA. She articulately defined the meaning of a Gayborhood. Her definition is as follows, a Gayborhood is…
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It seems like only yesterday but this month marks a year since I moved to West Seattle. While it’s not long enough to claim full-fledged West Seattleite status, it has afforded me an in-depth look at why so many Seattleites choose to call this portion of the city home. Below is a list of a few of my favorite spots in West Seattle. C&P Coffee C&P…
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