What is Great City?

Great City is a strategic urban advocacy group that believes smart and responsible urbanism is the solution to many of our social, economic, and environmental challenges.

Let’s Vote to Support Our Parks

Posted by Katy Kaltenbrun

We at Great City support Proposition One and urge you to vote Yes for Parks on your Ballots!

Seattle’s parks and community centers are key to our social and civic infrastructure, providing opportunities for respite, recreation, education and community building. Equally important, our parks house critical green infrastructure that provide [...] Continue Reading…

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Civic Boot Camp

Posted by Katy Kaltenbrun

Seattle CityClub is hosting an event called “Civic Boot Camp” on August 1st and 8th.  It is open to the public!

What: Civic Boot Camp

When: 9 A.M on August 1st  and 9 A.M. on August 8th

Where: Starts at Olympic Sculpture Park

About the Event:
Civic Boot Camp is a day-long program for [...] Continue Reading…

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Are you tired of aging, neglected public restrooms in our parks? Do you often wonder why Seattle has not fixed the leaking rooftops in public stadiums and community centers? Three local Parks fanatics will frame these issues for us and speak about the intended solution, the upcoming Seattle Parks [...] Continue Reading…

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Transit Updates in Seattle

Posted by Katy Kaltenbrun

What will Seattle do in the aftermath of the failed Prop One? How will this impact bus service in King County? At a recent Brown Bag Lunch, Andrew Austin, from TransportationChoices.org, came to speak to us about the future of transit in Seattle.

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“Unless we bend current trends, families with children are likely to find it increasingly difficult to find suitably-sized housing in Seattle, resulting in longer commutes, less family-time, and diminished demographic and income diversity.” -Diana Canzoneri, Demographer & Senior Policy Analyst at the City of Seattle.

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Below is an excerpt from the City of Seattle’s Plan for Growth- Seattle 2035:
What is Seattle 2035?

Seattle 2035 is a citywide conversation about how Seattle should grow over the next 20 years. Seattle will add 120,000 people and 115,000 jobs between now and 2035 – an increase of 20% [...] Continue Reading…

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Where’s my bus!? What will happen to transit in Seattle in the aftermath of the failed Proposition One? How will Mayor Murray’s plan affect service cuts? Join us this Thursday to discuss potential long-term solutions for funding Transit.

Brown Bag Lunch: A Conversation on Transit in Seattle

WHEN: Thursday, June 12 th; [...] Continue Reading…

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