Crosscut

A heated political battle over funding for the Washington State Building Code Council shows how legislated mandates for energy efficiency must also fund regulators to back them up.
Jan 26, 2016   Crosscut
Few housing markets serve as a better case study about the politics and effects of housing supply than Seattle. A local writer takes a deeper look at the city's total development over the past year and comes to some surprising conclusions.
Dec 31, 2015   Crosscut
An app is helping to bring transit riders from their home to the nearest park-and-ride in King County, Washington.
Dec 7, 2015   Crosscut
A surprising argument from an article in Seattle publication Crosscut this week: density is the mortal enemy of trees.
Oct 29, 2015   Crosscut
The Emerald City's affordable housing difficulties mirror those of New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and others: too much demand and too few resources.
Oct 3, 2015   Crosscut
The state of Washington is finding that more and more fatal car crashes involve drivers under the influence of THC. But legal limbo, lack of research, and spotty detection makes the question of what to do very hard to answer.
Aug 29, 2015   Crosscut
Seattle's recent Housing and Livability Agenda (HALA) recommendations have created a sensational dialogue about zoning, affordability and neighborhood change. Chuck Wolfe explains how this may create an unprecedented basis for consensus in the city.
Aug 9, 2015   Crosscut
As increasing density and increasing housing costs raise temperatures all over Seattle, residents and planners are engaging in a comprehensive plan that will determine how the city grows over the next 20 years.
Jun 5, 2015   Crosscut
Lamenting the gutting of historic buildings and leaving them a shell of their former selves.
Apr 3, 2015   Crosscut
City officials in Seattle have proposed a levy on property owners that would finance an integrated approach to transportation infrastructure improvements.
Mar 25, 2015   Crosscut
Amid the constant battle between Seattle and Portland, Seattle-based writer Eric Scigliano responds to an Oregonian article praising Seattle's transit system. Praise is all right, writes Scigliano, but the Oregonian missed a few lowlights.
Feb 5, 2015   Crosscut