Recently Auburn’s MRED 2013 visited Seattle Washington for field study. After visits to New York and Los Angeles, we knew the feel of Seattle would be different. The focus of this trip would be centered on sustainable development. In three days, we were scheduled to visit a handful of projects that would discuss what measures they were taking to build better projects. However, what I found most impressive was the effort that Seattle has taken to be sustainable on a much broader scale. Hybrid taxis, an extensive light rail system, and comprehensive recycling plan were just a few examples of the sustainable measures that were obviously present. The trip made me think “If cities such as Seattle, Portland, and Denver can take these measures to make their cities better, what is holding cities such as Atlanta, Dallas, and Los Angeles back?” Feel free to read a rough draft of my paper Sustainable Seattle.