Washington

March 22, 2016, 9am PDT
Mayor Ed Murray will start with Seattle's own fleet in replacing existing buses, cars, and trucks with electric vehicles.
The Seattle Times
March 16, 2016, 2pm PDT
A $1.9 billion light rail extension, connecting to the University of Washington campus and the Capitol Hill neighborhood, will open to the public this weekend.
KUOW
March 16, 2016, 12pm PDT
Seattle architect David Neiman writes about his city's attempt to find a new housing form that results in a denser city as appealing as the single family fabric that came before it, while managing all the cars.
Crosscut
March 14, 2016, 1pm PDT
Writer Alex Marshall looks to Kitsilano, a Vancouver neighborhood, for urban infill done right. Skyscrapers and mid-rise developments aren't always necessary to achieve more people per square foot.
Governing
March 11, 2016, 10am PST
The recently released U.S. States Open Data Census discovered that the overwhelming majority of states have a lot of work to do in opening their data to the public.
Government Technology
March 2, 2016, 10am PST
A development controversy in Seattle raises larger questions about land use regulation authority.
The Seattle Times
February 22, 2016, 12pm PST
A group that calls itself Carbon Washington could be at the helm of a new environmental movement to address climate change. They have proposed a $25-per-ton, revenue-neutral carbon tax.
Seattle Weekly
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, 7am PST
HOT lanes are supposed to not only speed traffic flow for paying solo motorists in the carpool lane, but improve traffic flow in the adjacent free lanes, according to theory. A new study on express toll lanes in Seattle disproved that last part.
Seattle PI
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 26, 2016, 8am PST
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.
Crosscut
January 25, 2016, 2pm PST
Following in the footsteps of Seattle, which recently followed a similar narrative arc, the city of Spokane will go back to the ballot for transportation funding, leaving the county of Spokane to its own devices.
The Spokesman-Review
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