Alan Durning: Executive director and founder of Sightline Institute, has penned many popular blog series, including car-less living, bicycle neglect, and climate fairness. Prior to Sightline, Durning was a senior researcher at Worldwatch Institute, where he studied the human dimensions of sustainability and wrote the award-winning book How Much Is Enough? Read his full bio. Email: alan [at] sightline [dot] org.
What I wish you'd said.
Candidates banned from taking money from big lobbying spenders.
What Seattle's money in politics looks like in two minutes.
Half of political contributions come from 0.3% of the city's population.
Mostly, rich, white people with view homes.
Open up Seattle’s single-family zoning to those who aren’t rich.
What kind of city does Seattle want to be?
A homeowner on why growth and density are good things.
The democracy reform guru heads to the Northwest.
And how Seattle’s Honest Elections initiative could do it even better.