Keiko Budech, Sightline Institute

Keiko Budech

Sightline Institute

Seattle, WA, United States

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Past articles by Keiko:

The Best of Sightline in 2017

2017 was a big year. We dedicated even more time researching solutions to create affordable housing in Cascadia and watched a few neighborhoods in Seattle adopt major upzones with affordability requirements. British Columbia expanded its... → Read More

Listen In: Washington State's Important Climate Elections

Last week, Sightline policy director Eric de Place had two on-air appearances to report on the coal, oil, and gas industry's influence on three local elections in Washington State. Big Money, Small Elections Eric joins Benjamin Storrow, E&E; Molly Solomon,... → Read More

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This fall, Sightline researcher Tarika Powell participated in the speaking series We Are Water: A Community Conversation. The program brought together artists, environmental professionals, and community members to discuss shared water issues along the Pacific... → Read More

Event: Eliminating Barriers to Build Backyard Cottages and Mother-In-Law Housing

Next Friday Sightline housing researcher Margaret Morales will speak on a panel at the Build Small Live Large Summit in Portland. Her presentation will focus on eliminating policy barriers to building backyard cottages and mother-in-law... → Read More

Weekend Reading 10/20/17

EricOn the side of my desk, I’m compiling evidence about the effects of social media on our emotional states, our cognitive faculties, and our communities. The summary version, so far, is that there is very... → Read More

Video: How to Build an Inclusive and Livable Puget Sound

Last month, Sightline executive director Alan Durning joined Seattle mayoral candidates Cary Moon and Jenny Durkan, and Seattle city council candidate Teresa Mosqueda on a panel at the Built Green Conference. Together, they discuss and... → Read More

Video: How Can We Strengthen Our Democracy and Climate Movements?

Sightline senior research associates Tarika Powell and Margaret Morales join Glen Anderson on Thurston Community Television. Together, they discuss how the Northwest can strengthen democracy through electoral reform, and protect communities and the climate from... → Read More

Weekend Reading 10/6/17

AvenLots of good clean energy news this week: The fastest selling used cars in the US are now electric vehicles, according to automotive research company Meanwhile over in the UK, the National Grid set... → Read More

Weekend Reading 9/29/17

TarikaThe most interesting and thought-provoking thing I’ve read all year is a CNN Money story on a small Macedonian town that played a big part on the 2016 American election. The Fake News Machine: Inside... → Read More

Weekend Reading 9/22/17

KelseyIf crafty tank escapes, high intelligence, and coconut shell armor aren’t enough to make you love octopuses: scientists have identified a second octopus community off the coast of Australia. I had the pleasure of seeing one... → Read More

Event: Pull Together to Stop Kinder Morgan

This Friday, Sightline policy director Eric de Place will join Sierra Club organizer Victoria Leistman to discuss Kinder Morgan's pipeline projects, how the community is fighting back against them, and how you can get involved. Kinder... → Read More

Weekend Reading 9/15/17

KristinEven Americans in the top 1 percent want to call themselves middle class because Americans have a strange, unspoken tension around wealth and inequality: we think anyone should be able to be as rich as... → Read More

Event: Building Green in Cascadia

On Thursday September 14, Sightline executive director Alan Durning will keynote the Built Green Conference and discuss the intersections of green building, affordability, equity, and building policy. The Built Green Conference has been convening annually for... → Read More

Event: Keep Fracked Gas Out of Washington

In the last several years, Cascadia has seen a tsunami of proposals to expand the region’s capacity to ship coal and oil throughout and out of the region. More recently, a third wave of proposals... → Read More

Weekend Reading 8/25/17

KristinWhen I was in law school, I was shocked to learn that many of my classmates felt that Americans couldn’t be Nazis or terrorists because we are different. Clearly, Americans can be white supremacists but,... → Read More

Event: Building the Affordable City

Seattle is at a crossroads: will we grow into an affordable, thriving city for the many? Or an elite playground for the wealthy few? Please join Sightline on September 20th for a special event: "Building the Affordable City." Leading... → Read More

Weekend Reading 8/18/17

AlanMass incarceration, and criminal justice reform, are not really national but local trends. So national politics matter much less than you might think. A poignant insider view on how the digital age is grinding down the... → Read More

Pull Together: Keep Tar Sands Oil out of Our Water

Kinder Morgan, the corporation behind the proposed Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion in Canada, is now eyeing expansion opportunities in Whatcom and Skagit counties in Washington State. Its oil transport ambitions could increase oil tanker traffic in the region... → Read More

We Are Water: A Community Conversation

Next week, Sightline senior researcher Tarika Powell will speak alongside indigenous artists Marianne Nicolson (Scottish and Dzawada’enuxw), Kai’la Farrell-Smith (Klamath/Modoc), and Sara Siestreem (Hanis Coos) at the Disjecta Gallery in Portland in collaboration with the Art Gallery of... → Read More

Weekend Reading 8/4/17

EricOne of the oddities on my bucket list is a longstanding desire to drive east to west across the length of Australia, so I was fascinated by this interactive New York Times feature on the realities... → Read More