Join The Urbanist and the Capitol Hill Renter Initiative on August 21st at 5:30pm for our Monthly Volunteer Event! We will be writing letters and emails to City of Seattle leadership, urging them to:
- move forward with studying green spaces and transit-oriented design near future Link light-rail stations, with a focus on equity, social justice, and climate change; and
- advance the principles and policies of 350 Seattle’s Green New Dealand the MASS Coalition’s Transportation Package.
Our Monthly Volunteer Event is a great way to get involved with The Urbanist! If you’re interested in learning more about us, having an impact in the community, and getting to know other urbanists, then this is a great opportunity. Each event consists of two tasks. The first is providing support to our featured ally organization, and the second task is an Urbanist project. We will provide all materials. Please arrive prepared to help out, make friends, and get a coffee or beer (to support our host venue!). We’ll be meeting on August 21 at Cafe Solstice. The venue is accessible, with step free access to the main floor. Look for us at the long table in the back of the cafe.
Our August partner is the Capitol Hill Renter Initiative (CHRI). CHRI brings together renters to advocate for affordability, social justice, and community in Capitol Hill and throughout Seattle. We provide space, support, and expertise for tenant-focused civic engagement via education and outreach on issues affecting renters. At our monthly meetings, which are open to the public, we’ve hosted guest speakers ranging from city planners to tenant organizers to Capitol Hill artists and musicians. We’ve also organized movie nights, picnics in Cal Anderson Park, and other social gatherings. We envision a Capitol Hill neighborhood with diverse people and housing types; a welcoming, walkable, multimodal, equitable, accessible, and affordable community for all residents.