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Lamenting the gutting of historic buildings and leaving them a shell of their former selves.
Apr 3, 2015   Crosscut
A new report on sidewalks and climate change in Seattle prompts a call to urban planners and municipal officials to take greater care in installing sidewalks in neighborhoods.
Apr 24, 2011   Crosscut
A new proposal in Washington could help fund urban infrastructure by transferring development rights from rural areas to cities.
Feb 2, 2011   Crosscut
Despite laws meant to protect open space and limit sprawl development, developers in Washington have found a legal way to get major housing projects approved in Washington.
Jan 14, 2011   Crosscut
Washington Governor Chris Gregoire is part of a growing national trend of empowering local government with areas that have been run by states, such as education. Reporter David Brewster says this is a movement the right and left can agree on.
Jan 13, 2011   Crosscut
As Seattle prepares to undertake several major construction projects, the city should embrace and explore its buried archaeological past as a means to involve community members and spark interest in local history, argues Knute Berger.
Nov 29, 2010   Crosscut
Cities often get criticized for sending staff to check out other cities, but Tim Campbell says it's necessary for planners to see what other cities are doing.
Mar 28, 2010   Crosscut
Small farms are increasingly being integrated into new housing development proposals. One new project in Washington is betting on the growing popularity of local food to draw in homebuyers.
Mar 19, 2010   Crosscut
Through a new competition, the city of Seattle is looking to revive and reuse the alleys of the urban core.
Mar 18, 2010   Crosscut
In Seattle, the street names were settled a century ago. Naming alleys and other unnamed civic features is a way to reclaim urban spaces and enhance heritage. Kurt Cobain Way, anyone?
Mar 17, 2010   Crosscut
Seattle is in the midst of a mayoral election, and while typical election issues are getting their own share of lip service from the candidates, land use is being overlooked.
Sep 10, 2009   Crosscut