Chuck Wolfe

Founder and Principal Advisor, Seeing Better Cities Group

Charles R. (Chuck) Wolfe founded Seeing Better Cities Group (SBC) in 2017 to improve the conversation around how cities grow and evolve both nationally and across the world. As a Seattle and London-based urbanist writer, land use attorney, photographer, and affiliate associate professor, Chuck brings a broad spectrum of abilities and perspectives to his work at SBC. He helps developers and municipalities with policy-related issues and community involvement strategies, shares his insights and expertise as a dynamic speaker, and leads explorations of urban spaces impacted by rapid change and growth.

Chuck is the author of Seeing the Better City and Urbanism Without Effort, which serve as the foundation of his work at SBC.

He contributes regularly to: PlanetizenCityLab/The Atlantic CitiesThe AtlanticThe Huffington PostGrist, and his blog

Chuck is also an Affiliate Associate Professor in the College of Built Environments at the University of Washington, where he teaches land use law at a graduate level, and a Visiting Scholar at KTH University (Royal Institute of Technology) in Stockholm, Sweden.

During Summer, 2018, he will apply SBC principles as a Fulbright Specialist in Cairns and Townsville, Australia.