Why journalism helps make cities better

Information about the best practices in land use, transportation and housing is critical to making smart decisions.
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Chuck Wolfe

Information about the best practices in land use, transportation and housing is critical to making smart decisions.

As a Crosscut member, contributing writer and practicing land use lawyer, I’ve been thinking for several years about Crosscut’s role in making better cities.  While regional in focus, the urban issues addressed by Crosscut writers are international in scope, from changing ways we travel to the politics of project approval to new forms of housing and land use.

Crosscut brings the issues home in ways not addressed by other media, with depth and perspective of contributing writers who can bring their professional experiences to light in every story about urbanism, whether in Seattle, or growing coverage of surrounding communities.

This growing coverage will inform our regional stakeholders — whether decision-makers, developers, non-profits or neighbors — about best practices in land use, transportation, housing and public services. These best practices will prove invaluable to maintaining our quality of life in the face of 1.5 million new residents expected here by 2040.  

Your continued membership can help assure that Crosscut’s coverage of our urbanizing region will expand so that those issues will be reported with the depth and insight it deserves.

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Chuck Wolfe

Chuck Wolfe

Chuck Wolfe provides a unique perspective about cities as a London-based urbanist writer, photographer, land use consultant and former Seattle land use and environmental attorney.