The Seattle Post-Intelligencer

March 6, 2008, 2pm PST
<p>Local opposition to McMansions in suburban Seattle was prevalent long before arsonists burned down three luxury homes this week. But those opposed to so-called "rural cluster development" housing worry the criminal acts may work against their goals.</p>
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February 11, 2008, 7am PST
<p>Seattle seems to be on its ways to becoming a successful world city, according to a private consultant's list of the global trends that make cities great.</p>
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January 16, 2008, 9am PST
<p>In an effort to standardize its procedures, the city of Seattle is considering a plan to give homeless people 48 hours of notice before they are forced to clear out encampments on city property.</p>
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January 13, 2008, 7am PST
<p>Building housing fro the homeless in Seattle is saving the city more than $3 million per year, according to this editorial from the <em>Seattle Post-Intelligencer</em>.</p>
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December 14, 2007, 10am PST
<p>Seattle's long-planned South Lake Union streetcar officially began operations Wednesday.</p>
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December 3, 2007, 6am PST
<p>Seattle pushes forward with an inclusionary housing bill, but housing advocates have pushed back, saying the plan does not go far enough.</p>
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October 10, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>This article from the <em>Seattle Post-Intelligencer</em> looks at the conditions that have made Boise one of the country's most successful and thriving cities.</p>
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September 26, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>This commentary from the <em>Seattle Post-Intelligencer</em> looks at the idea that buildings can make us happy, and asks why we put up with buildings that make us unhappy.</p>
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September 20, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>In this column, urban planning professor Justin Hollander asserts that online games such as “Second Life” have the potential to enable genuine public participation in civic affairs.</p>
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
September 10, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>Microsoft has announced the launch of a private 14-bus transit system to serve its employees in the Seattle area. Transit advocates say the plan underscores the transit deficiencies faced by the region.</p>
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August 17, 2007, 12pm PDT
<p>Seattle finds out that closing their major highway doesn't result in traffic chaos. Maybe closing another one - the Alaskan Way Viaduct - permanently, as some citizens would like to see, is more feasible that some would have us believe.</p>
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August 15, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>With major roadwork underway on a stretch of heavily-used Interstate 5 in Seattle, many commuters chose public transit to avoid the resulting congestion. But many are wondering whether commuters will keep using transit after the work is done.</p>
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July 9, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>Seattle's public participation process has served as an example for cities across the globe, but the former city official who was instrumental in creating that reputation says the city's current leadership has moved away from that model.</p>
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June 20, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>A rash of illegal tree cutting in Seattle has prompted local officials to act on the city's decreasing amount of trees and canopy cover. Tree-planting efforts hope to build the canopy back from less than its current city coverage of less than 20%.</p>
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
May 28, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>The Unified New Orleans Plan calls for a $3.5 million monument to pay tribute to the victims of Katrina and the celebrate the city's rebuilding -- but some are wondering if such a project should be a priority, or is even a good idea.</p>
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May 8, 2007, 10am PDT
<p>Crews will soon begin installing metered parking on many of the city's free curbside parking spaces in an effort to move residents away from private cars.</p>
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May 7, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>Seattle-based affordable housing developers use the city's green building standards and grant programs to get many affordable housing projects started in the city and beyond.</p>
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April 27, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>Rising gas prices have caused a noticeable increase in public transit ridership in Seattle. The rising demand has fueled transit officials to push for service expansion.</p>
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
April 18, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>The former HUD secretary urges the Emerald City to make efficient use of land and increase densities, while advocating for the introduction of tax-increment financing and inclusionary zoning.</p>
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
April 4, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>The city is revisiting its affordable housing programs, which currently do little to help moderate-income residents who are increasingly priced out of homeownership.</p>
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