Seattle

2 days ago
Planning is only one ingredient of the cocktail that produces new housing, but planning should bear in mind all the other factors influencing the process. Vancouver and Seattle provide case studies and sharp contrasts in housing outcomes.
Sightline Institute
4 days ago
The single most effective way a major employer in Seattle found to reduce solo driving was to charge employees for parking, but ruling-out monthly permits. An innovative method was adopted to charge workers on a daily basis
The Seattle Times
August 12, 2017, 1pm PDT
An approved, 55 micro-unit, mixed-use development with no parking sited on a transit corridor with 15-minute headways has been halted by a legal ruling after neighborhood opponents proved the bus was not meeting its schedule.
Seattle Weekly
August 10, 2017, 8am PDT
By any measure, Seattle is growing at a breakneck pace. But with those new residents come cars, and all the infrastructure and land use inefficiencies they bring.
The Seattle Times
July 26, 2017, 9am PDT
The city of Seattle has finally been compelled to maintain pedestrian infrastructure in keeping with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The Urbanist
July 19, 2017, 9am PDT
Many argue that bikes save cities millions by lessening pollution, improving public health, and opening up space that would otherwise be taken by cars and parking, but some counter it's too hard to ticket bikers when they don't have licenses.
The Seattle Times
July 17, 2017, 2pm PDT
Seattle provides plenty of shade for residents to enjoy in the summer months.
The Stranger
July 16, 2017, 7am PDT
There's only one requirement to qualify for Seattle's Poetic Grid project: write a poem about a specific place.
Next City
July 13, 2017, 11am PDT
The Campaign For Responsible UW is hoping to push for additional changes to a finalized version of a master plan for the University of Washington's Seattle campus before the city can approve it.
The Urbanist
July 7, 2017, 7am PDT
Vancouver's exploding housing prices are caused by income inequality, housing scarcity, and a housing bubble, not by foreign investors and vacant housing units.
Sightline
July 5, 2017, 8am PDT
Seattle's Design Review Program, in place since 1994, could see substantive changes in the near future.
The Urbanist
July 4, 2017, 1pm PDT
Sidewalk-adjacent eating spaces generally separate diners from pedestrians. By using markers instead of fences, some Seattle eateries are opening their dining areas to the street.
The Urbanist
June 30, 2017, 9am PDT
Seattle is faced with an affordable housing crisis that has led the new Planning & Community Development Director Sam Assefa to look globally for solutions.
The Planning Report
June 28, 2017, 7am PDT
King County, Washington was once home to a large number of black homeowners, today the county lags far behind the rest of the country.
The Seattle Times
June 27, 2017, 8am PDT
Contra Costa County, California, located in the East Bay Area, is looking for new incentives to get commuters to carpool through the congestion region. If only there were an app for that.
Government Technology
June 24, 2017, 1pm PDT
Sometimes it seems like Seattle and Amazon have a symbiotic relationship.
The Seattle Times
June 15, 2017, 12pm PDT
Issues about which bus schedules work best for students and families, and how changes to the school bus system should be funded, came to a head in Seattle this week.
Seattle Met
June 11, 2017, 1pm PDT
Seattle is planning to add height and density in "urban villages" around the city—part of the growth and affordability goals targeted by previous planning efforts by the city.
The Urbanist
June 5, 2017, 7am PDT
Transit agencies from Washington to Florida are beginning to make the switch from diesel and natural gas-powered buses to battery electric buses, some faster than others.
Sierra Club Compass
May 31, 2017, 8am PDT
Tech thrives on connection, and America's west coast tech hubs are more connected than ever before. But Seattleites aren't in a rush to abandon their city's distinctiveness.
The Economist