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Intended to make the most of a planned light rail station, the city of Seattle has proposed a zoning overhaul for the University District.
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May 21, 2016, 9am PDT
A Seattle writer makes the case for a new school to be located in Downtown Seattle.
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May 9, 2016, 6am PDT
For feedback on a system overhaul, Pierce Transit in Washington is asking residents to design their own transit system through an interactive survey.
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April 18, 2016, 8am PDT
The economic recovery is strongly evidenced by a proposal to restore thousands of hours of transit service in Pierce County, Washington.
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February 20, 2016, 1pm PST
A local writer evaluates the results of a 2014 ordinance that updated regulations regarding the development of microhousing. The Seattle City Council could once again revisit the regulations as part of the city's HALA process.
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January 23, 2016, 1pm PST
The Urbanist takes a close look at the first of 12 Safe Routes to School projects scheduled for Seattle schools this year.
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December 17, 2015, 8am PST
The traditional functions of planning are going to look a lot different in Seattle when the calendar changes to 2016.
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November 11, 2015, 11am PST
The Seattle City Council recently took the first legislative step in the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) process.
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November 3, 2015, 12pm PST
Seattle political leadership recently announced an ambitious plan to build more sidewalks with less money.
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October 22, 2015, 12pm PDT
According to an article by The Urbanist, some Seattle publications might have been caught telling people what they want to hear, rather than offering clear perspective on the building trends of the city.
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October 7, 2015, 10am PDT
The city of Seattle is considering a significant public investment in its bikeshare system, treading where some cities have feared to tread.
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October 5, 2015, 6am PDT
Slowing traffic by reducing the width of lanes should not be a one-size fits all approach to reaching Vision Zero.
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October 2, 2015, 11am PDT
A new regional transit oriented development initiative in Seattle will focus on affordable housing and walkable communities. The Executive's Transit Station Housing and Development Initiative will partner King County and Sound Transit.
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September 10, 2015, 10am PDT
The Urbanist chose 19 of the progressive recommendations from a total of 65 put forward by the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda Advisory Committee (HALA) committee.
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August 21, 2015, 8am PDT
Not all streets are created equal: Some have sidewalks and some don't.
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August 12, 2015, 9am PDT
The swift rejection of a proposal to upzone residential neighborhoods in Seattle inspired The Urbanist to evaluate the lessons of the episode. One takeaway: don't demonize single-family homeowners.
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July 7, 2015, 12pm PDT
One of Seattle's most recognizable locations began work on sweeping changes on June 24, 2015.
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June 24, 2015, 1pm PDT
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced the creation of a cabinet-level Office of Planning and Community Development to address the city's explosive growth.
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April 18, 2015, 9am PDT
The Seattle Department of Transportation is pitching new bike routes as safe infrastructure for all ages.
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March 6, 2015, 11am PST
Oakland, as the urban counterpart to San Francisco in the Bay Area, is on a lot of people's radar as a place to improve on some of the lessons of recent waves of urbanization. What planning precedents shaped the city on the other side of the Bay?
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