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Seattle

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
June 7, 2019, 12pm PDT
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) recently commissioned a study to explore the potential impact of congestion pricing.
The Seattle Times
June 6, 2019, 12pm PDT
People on bikes or men on bikes?
The Seattle Times
June 1, 2019, 1pm PDT
Minneapolis has become an inspiration to other cities about how to successfully challenge NIMBY factions that oppose density and zoning reform.
Grist
May 30, 2019, 9am PDT
Is this a two-birds-with-one-stone situation?
The Seattle Times
May 12, 2019, 9am PDT
This unique redevelopment opportunity is possible because the Washington National Guard plans to abandon a 25-acre property in Seattle, with a mandate to achieve the "highest public benefit" for taxpayers as a result of the redevelopment.
KUOW
May 10, 2019, 10am PDT
One benefit of more accessory dwelling units (ADUs) could be less mansionization of oversized single-family homes.
Curbed Seattle
May 4, 2019, 1pm PDT
The state of Washington has allocated funding from its 2019-2021 biennium transportation appropriations bill to study the creation of the Cascadia High Speed Rail Authority.
The Urbanist
May 1, 2019, 10am PDT
A more than 400 percent increase in bike ridership following the opening of a protected bike lane on Second Avenue proves that Seattleites are more inclined to ride with safe facilities.
Streetsblog USA
May 1, 2019, 8am PDT
It's not the same as requiring that all new development have charging facilities and parking spots for electric vehicles, but it's close.
The Urbanist
April 28, 2019, 11am PDT
The 2017 survey shows that most people drive, but income and housing location also affect people’s options and choices.
The Urbanist
April 27, 2019, 1pm PDT
A crowdsourcing app allows citizens to hold the public realm to higher standards of access and mobility.
Crosscut
April 22, 2019, 10am PDT
The Seattle Department of Transportation recently released its first-ever public life study.
Streetblog USA