April 28, 2015, 10am PDT
For all the discussion about affordable housing at the APA National Conference in Seattle last week, clear solutions have yet to emerge. Polycentric regional planning is one long-term goal.
April 20, 2015, 2pm PDT
Planners have gathered in Seattle to enjoy the city. The city's bikeshare system is also enjoying the planners.
April 20, 2015, 8am PDT
The American Planning Association has invited students to contribute blog posts on their reactions to the APA National Conference. Their thoughts so far have revealed holistic concerns and creative thinking—positive signs for the next generation.
American Planning Association
April 19, 2015, 1pm PDT
The American Planning Association's 2015 National Conference has launched in Seattle, with more attendees than any event since before the recession.
April 18, 2015, 9am PDT
The Seattle Department of Transportation is pitching new bike routes as safe infrastructure for all ages.
April 15, 2015, 10am PDT
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.
April 14, 2015, 10am PDT
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.
April 13, 2015, 12pm PDT
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.
April 12, 2015, 9am PDT
In a bid to knit sustainability into large-scale community development, Seattle's Capitol Hill EcoDistrict is exploring several avenues toward greener land use.
April 10, 2015, 12pm PDT
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.
April 9, 2015, 9am PDT
Researchers at the University of Washington and Humboldt State University have produced evidence value added by birds in urban settings.
April 9, 2015, 5am PDT
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."
April 3, 2015, 12pm PDT
Lamenting the gutting of historic buildings and leaving them a shell of their former selves.
March 30, 2015, 11am PDT
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.
March 27, 2015, 9am PDT
Chuck Wolfe champions urban observation, emphasizing "ghosts" that are important to the authenticity of today's urban change, like oral histories among indigenous peoples passing on cultural traditions from one generation to the next.
March 25, 2015, 2pm PDT
City officials in Seattle have proposed a levy on property owners that would finance an integrated approach to transportation infrastructure improvements.
March 23, 2015, 12pm PDT
A planned streetcar line in Seattle will have its own dedicated lane, but perhaps even more interesting is that the existing South Lake Union Streetcar could also get a lane dedicated to transit. Is Seattle's leadership a way forward for streetcars?
February 26, 2015, 10am PST
Downtown Seattle is doing something right to get drivers out of cars: a recent survey reveals that fewer and fewer commuters are driving alone, and the fastest growing modes for commuters are of the non-motorized variety.
February 20, 2015, 2pm PST
Finally, a breakthrough we've all been waiting for: Bertha is on the move again in Seattle and will soon be ready for repairs. The tunnel Bertha was built to drill will have to wait, however.
February 11, 2015, 8am PST
Chuck Wolfe underscores the importance of a holistic view of urban places, referencing themes of common experience, aesthetics, feelings of happiness, safety, or security—a basic narrative of the city that often goes beyond first impressions.