Gregory Scruggs

Gregory Scruggs writes about cities and culture. He lives in Seattle.

Seattle Unanimously Passes an 'Amazon Tax' to Fund Affordable Housing

The compromise bill to fund affordable housing and homelessness programs is a thermometer for how cities regulate rapid economic growth.

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A (Short-Lived) Living Room for the Homeless

As a housing crisis afflicts Seattle, a pop-up parklet brought something rare to the city’s most vulnerable residents: a welcoming public space.

The People Power Behind Mexico City’s New Constitution

Mexico City’s new constitution, Carta Magna, first emerged from a Change.org petition.