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Charles R. Wolfe


Charles R. "Chuck" Wolfe writes on urbanism and is an attorney in Seattle, where he focuses on land use and environmental law. He is also principal adviser at the Seeing Better Cities Group and an affiliate associate professor in the College of Built Environments at the University of Washington, where he teaches land-use law at the graduate level.

Wolfe, who blogs at, has written on urban-development topics for publications including CityLab, The Atlantic, Huffington Post,, and His latest book, Seeing the Better City, was released in February 2017 by Island Press. His first book, Urbanism Without Effort, was published in electronic form by Island Press in 2013.

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