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"[P]erhaps at this point, this column should include a trigger warning for any young couple traumatized by the current housing market around here."
The Seattle Times
August 15, 2019, 11am PDT
Parts of the city desperately need more trees, but some residents worry about the long-term effects of tree planting in neighborhoods.
Crosscut
August 13, 2019, 8am PDT
Reform of the Washington State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) is underway at the local level after a new state bill offered "safe harbor" under the law for a menu of land use and development reforms.
The Urbanist
August 12, 2019, 8am PDT
The never-before-used design is already being built.
The Seattle Times
August 7, 2019, 12pm PDT
King County, Seattle spends 80 of its parks operating budget with money generated from a levy imposed on homeowners. After approving the levy most recently in 2013, voters are supporting it again this week.
The Seattle Times
July 31, 2019, 9am PDT
Congestion pricing is a popular subject of conversation in Seattle, even if the idea hasn't yet proven popular with voters. The city is looking for ways to lead on climate change by reducing emissions from transportation.
Crosscut
July 30, 2019, 12pm PDT
In the first signs of life for the beleaguered transit project in over a year, Seattle officials found some of the money they need to proceed with the Central City Connector streetcar project.
The Urbanist
July 23, 2019, 6am PDT
A new study out of New York City reveals the worsening effects of segregation due to the city's "community preference" affordable housing policy, Seattle sets out to craft a policy of its own.
The New York Times
July 19, 2019, 7am PDT
Washington State released a report detailing the business case for connecting Seattle to Portland and Vancouver by high-speed rail.
Business in Vancouver
July 16, 2019, 1pm PDT
Wildfires have caused the city’s air quality to plummet in recent years. The new shelters will give residents a break when the air is not fit to breathe.
CityLab
July 12, 2019, 8am PDT
Three major public transit projects in the western United States received a major infusion of funding from the federal government this week.
Progressive Railroading
July 10, 2019, 9am PDT
The city of Seattle has taken the first steps toward creating a "Green New Deal." Now comes the hard part of deciding on specific policies.
The Urbanist
July 2, 2019, 8am PDT
Seattle is the latest in a series of cities, states, and counties to alter the landscape of land use regulation by approving what the Sightline Institute describes as the "most progressive" ADU policy in the United States.
Sightline Institute
July 1, 2019, 11am PDT
Structures initially intended to temporarily house disaster victims are serving a new purpose in Tacoma, Washington—sheltering homeless people and getting them on the path to more permanent housing.
Fast Company
July 1, 2019, 9am PDT
"Seattle is still a car town at heart," Danny Westneat writes, pointing to a number of gargantuan new parking garages like the 2,300-stall complex at Expedia's new headquarters.
The Seattle Times
June 25, 2019, 2pm PDT
A new experiment in funding affordable housing is underway in Seattle.
The Urbanist
June 23, 2019, 1pm PDT
Writing from London in an Op-Ed for Seattle’s Crosscut, Chuck Wolfe argues for a contextual approach to a much-touted search for transportation equity.
Crosscut
June 15, 2019, 1pm PDT
Budget concerns cut some of the planned bike infrastructure included in the Seattle's updated bike plan earlier this year. The city has responded to some of those concerns with its latest version of the draft plan update.
MyNorthwest
June 11, 2019, 11am PDT
A sweeping reform of Seattle's current accessory dwelling unit (ADU) rules is currently underway. Proposed legislation sets the stage for an ADU boom to potentially match Vancouver and Portland.
The Urbanist
June 9, 2019, 1pm PDT
Seattle recently completed a strategic business plan for its city-owned municipal golf courses. The first recommendation of the report: "commit to golf as a recreational program offered by the City on par with other recreational offerings."
Seattle Times