Washington

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Seattle recently closed the Alaskan Way Viaduct, but the predicted traffic chaos hasn’t ensued.
City Commentary
January 15, 2019, 1pm PST
Covenants restricting ownership to white people are not uncommon in old Seattle-area property deeds. Homeowners can now put in requests to legally strike the offensive language.
The Seattle Times
January 4, 2019, 12pm PST
A community initiative says demolition of the Alaskan Way Viaduct and closure of the Battery Street Tunnel offer a chance to turn a series of green infrastructure ideas into reality.
The Urbanist
January 4, 2019, 10am PST
Southern Resident orca numbers are distressingly low. The proposed budget would fund a number of measures to help the whales.
Crosscut
December 11, 2018, 8am PST
The city should look back to its past for lessons about creating more livable, affordable, and equitable neighborhoods, says a new report.
The Urbanist
November 27, 2018, 6am PST
In cities across the U.S., the relationship between residential and school segregation isn’t always clear.
Chalkbeat
November 12, 2018, 10am PST
A campaign to lid Interstate 5 is gaining steam. Proponents are envisioning central Seattle before the freeway ran through it.
The Urbanist
November 10, 2018, 9am PST
The plan proposes both immediate and longer-term improvements for the area, including development of a pedestrian mall.
The Urbanist
October 18, 2018, 12pm PDT
Even with a year-long halt on new projects, the city is grappling with plans for industrial land use.
Sightline Institute
October 16, 2018, 12pm PDT
Over ten percent of housing units in Seattle are single-room units, a new high and the result of a shift in housing costs and trends in recent years.
The Seattle Times
October 9, 2018, 8am PDT
Transit ridership is up in Seattle, and higher income riders are more likely to use it.
Seattle Times
May 10, 2018, 12pm PDT
Greater Greater Washington's "Metro Reasons" column analyses the latest ridership data from the D.C. Metro system. Riders have not returned to the system after the SafeTrack repair program concluded in 2017.
Greater Greater Washington
November 19, 2017, 5am PST
Smart growth advocates have been making this point for years, but a new report from the Washington, D.C. regional planning organization provides more evidence for the strategic location of population and job growth.
Greater Greater Washington
October 5, 2017, 2pm PDT
It isn't always easy, especially for politicians and engineers, but there are proven ways to save a floundering bus system.
Greater Greater Washington
September 28, 2017, 5am PDT
Most metro systems in the United States tend to score high on accessibility, while European systems have mixed results.
The Guardian
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
Blog post
June 28, 2017, 2pm PDT
Despite its medicinal benefits, cannabis will negatively impact the environment if we don’t plan accordingly.
Kayla Matthews
March 17, 2017, 10am PDT
All that pollen in the air giving you the sneezes is probably because of all the male trees your city has been planting.
Greater Greater Washington
February 19, 2017, 1pm PST
Washington lawmakers are looking for solutions to worsening congestion between their state and the city of Portland—possible solutions includes a controversial bridge proposal that had been abandoned for years.
Oregon Public Broadcasting
October 7, 2016, 7am PDT
In an effort to normalize biking and teach kids how to bike safely in the city, Seattle's Cascade Bicycle Club has built a small bike park that simulates road conditions.
Bike Portland