Seattle

March 2, 2016, 10am PST
A development controversy in Seattle raises larger questions about land use regulation authority.
The Seattle Times
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.
The Urbanist
February 17, 2016, 11am PST
According to the real estate website, urban home values are growing faster than those in the suburbs, bucking a longtime trend. This isn't exactly surprising, but it has serious social justice implications.
Puget Sound Business Journal
February 15, 2016, 9am PST
From Motown to grunge, techno to hip hop, modern music came to life in garages, living rooms, churches, and warehouses. Urban design has been instrumental to what we listen to every day.
The Guardian Cities
February 13, 2016, 11am PST
There has been no shortage of responses to the story about St. Louis letting decorated sidewalks fade away after encountering federal policy that recommends more subdued colors.
Streetsblog USA
February 12, 2016, 1pm PST
A drill named Pamela, tasked with digging the tunnel for the Sound Transit light rail extension from Husky Stadium to Northgate, was stuck in the dirt under Seattle for several months.
The Seattle Times
February 11, 2016, 12pm PST
As cities struggle to deal with the persistent challenges of homelessness, one writer suggest there's a better way to address the problem than by simply clearing out homeless encampments and tent cities.
Crosscut
February 9, 2016, 1pm PST
Census data shows that Seattle jumped Baltimore to become the country's tenth most densely populated city. Is Seattle on the cusp of a changing of the guard when it comes to density and population growth?
The Seattle Times
February 8, 2016, 2pm PST
After missing out on the latest round of TIGER grants and being stuck in acquisition limbo with the city of Seattle, the bikeshare system of Pronto is running out of money and time.
The Seattle Times
February 6, 2016, 9am PST
Patano Studio Architecture is doing double duty as advocate and concept designer for an idea called Seattle C.A.P.
Next City
January 25, 2016, 9am PST
The long-delayed First Hill streetcar offered its first trips to the public last weekend in Seattle. Big questions about the operation and effectiveness of the streetcar still remain.
Seattle Times
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.
The Urbanist
January 16, 2016, 11am PST
The adventure of Bertha the tunnel-boring machine, already two years behind schedule, has a new twist.
The Seattle Times
January 14, 2016, 1pm PST
Seattle, home to the most infamously bungled infrastructure projects in the country (the Bertha-blocked tunnel), has managed to do something rare for any city: complete a transit extension on-time and under-budget.
MyNorthwest.com
January 4, 2016, 1pm PST
Federal regulators might have killed a proposal that would have built the tallest skyscraper on the West Coast in the city of Seattle.
Puget Sound Business Journal
January 1, 2016, 11am PST
In-depth coverage of the improvement efforts underway on Seattle's Rainier Avenue.
KCTS
December 31, 2015, 10am PST
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.
Crosscut
December 28, 2015, 1pm PST
The new I-405 Express Toll Lanes between Bellevue and Lynnwood might be undercharging solo commuters at $10. Carpoolers, who drive for free, are increasingly hard to spot in the lanes, according to anecdotal reports.
The Seattle Times
December 27, 2015, 11am PST
Baby steps are an improvement for the tunnel-boring machine known as Bertha. The drill moved a total of 1.5 feet this week, but the symbolic distance probably felt like a mile.
The Seattle Times
December 22, 2015, 1pm PST
Seattle is in the process of drafting a $27 billion transit funding initiative for the November 2016 ballot.
Publicola