About the Author | Seeing the Better City
Charles R. (Chuck) Wolfe, M.R.P., J.D. provides a unique perspective about cities as both a long time writer about urbanism worldwide and an attorney in Seattle, where he focuses on land use and environmental law and permitting. He is also Founder and Principal Advisor at the Seeing Better Cities Group and an Affiliate Associate Professor in the College of Built Environments at the University ofWashington, where he teaches land-use law at the graduate level. Chuck is an avid traveler, photographer, and writer, and contributes on urban development topics to several publications, including Planetizen, CityLab/The Atlantic Cities, The Atlantic, The Huffington Post, Grist,, and He blogs at Chuck also speaks nationally and worldwide, including recent and pending engagements in Sweden, Australia and Scotland. Before Seeing the Better City, his first book, Urbanism Without Effort, was published in electronic form by Island Press in 2013. View a