WebUrbanist has been covering urban architecture, art, design and built environments for over a decade, with over 150,000,000 visitors since the site launched in 2007. Kurt Kohlstedt is the founder and executive editor of WebUrbanist, but these days he spends most of his time working on 99% Invisible. Previously, Kurt studied philosophy at Carleton College before pursuing a graduate degree in architecture at the University of Washington’s College of Built Environments. He has also worked on residential, industrial, graphic, furniture, theatrical and web design projects and has been known to tweet about designcities and synanthropes.


The gifted designer/developer duo of Duck Brigade designed the current version of this website as well as the snazzy logo while Mike Waggoner tenaciously keeps the site up and running through good times and bad. Current authors include SA Rogers and Steve Levenstein, with occasional pieces by Kurt when he has time.


Over the years, WebUrbanist has been covered by a number of other media outlets and popular blogs including The Guardian, The BBCCNN, NPR, TIME, ArchDaily, Architizer, Citylab, Curbed, Atlas Obscura, BoingBoing, Streetsblog, Gawker, Gizmodo, FOX, MSNBC, BuzzFeed, WebWare, Wired, Mental Floss and Neatorama.


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