Seattle

What’s new in environmental planning, the value of multi-functional urban parks, and the importance of providing open spaces for an aging population discussed at a recent conference stood out to planner Clement Lau.
3 days ago   UrbDeZine
The Seattle Department of Transportation is pitching new bike routes as safe infrastructure for all ages.
Apr 18, 2015   The Urbanist
While rates of homelessness drop elsewhere, tents and cardboard are becoming a very regular sight in Seattle. New wealth and newly unaffordable housing may be twin culprits.
Apr 15, 2015   NPR
Community land trusts are gaining popularity as a tool for building and protecting affordable housing. Seattle residents are the latest to consider the option in the face of rapid gentrification and displacement.
Apr 14, 2015   Seattle Transit Blog
The First Hill line's streetcars are set to begin service in summer of 2015, and the city is already assembling funds for an extension.
Apr 13, 2015   Capitol Hill Times
In a bid to knit sustainability into large-scale community development, Seattle's Capitol Hill EcoDistrict is exploring several avenues toward greener land use.
Apr 12, 2015   ASLA The Dirt
Frank Chiachiere provides some advice on how Seattle can achieve its ambitious goals for affordable housing over the next decade: build transit to places where land is less expensive.
Apr 10, 2015   Seattle Transit Blog
Researchers at the University of Washington and Humboldt State University have produced evidence value added by birds in urban settings.
Apr 9, 2015   UW Today
In an inspirational essay about the undeveloped boundaries of the public domain (such as street-ends), Chuck Wolfe urges innovation in city spaces where we "blend the familiar with the edge of the unknown."
Apr 9, 2015   The Huffington Post
Lamenting the gutting of historic buildings and leaving them a shell of their former selves.
Apr 3, 2015   Crosscut
During the year 2014, a record number of people chose to make their home in King County, Washington. And 2015 may shape up to shatter last year's record.
Mar 30, 2015   The Seattle Times