July 25, 2017, 11am PDT
The argument in the headline, put more specifically: inclusionary zoning, fees, legal challenges, and minimum apartment sizes are counter-productive. The only policy that will add housing stock, is to make it much cheaper to add housing stock.
June 16, 2017, 6am PDT
The Sightline Institute thoroughly investigates the use of carbon pricing as a deterrent to greenhouse gas emissions around the world.
May 4, 2017, 7am PDT
Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver have all prioritized the design and implementation of bike infrastructure. A study of how each is implementing its goals reveals the many ways cities can decide to make healthy, active transportation a priority.
April 7, 2017, 8am PDT
There are lots of arguments available for people that want to oppose new housing projects, but what are a few guiding principles for framing a supportive and constructive housing conversation?
October 4, 2016, 1pm PDT
Zoned capacity is often as a statistic to support anti-development arguments. One write endeavors to thoroughly debunk the idea that Seattle has enough zoned capacity to meet its growing demand for housing.
July 11, 2016, 9am PDT
Is Airbnb a prime target for regulation, or is it just another way to expand the marketplace for bedrooms? Dan Bertolet urges caution. After all, couldn't less Airbnb just mean more hotels?
May 8, 2016, 7am PDT
The Sightline Institute tackles what may be "our most acute urban public policy challenge."
September 4, 2013, 8am PDT
Alan Durning details the negative effects that parking requirements have on housing affordability.
October 8, 2007, 10am PDT
<p>As Seattle considers a plan to spend more than $17 billion on road and transit projects, the Sightline Institute looks at how the city's greenhouse-gas emissions would increase if a new land of highway is built.</p>
December 28, 2006, 8am PST
<p>A new paper questions the planning assumptions regarding the replacement of Seattle's Alaskan Way Viaduct.</p>
October 13, 2006, 2pm PDT
<p>Report by Seattle-based Sightline Institute documents a growing backlash against "property rights" initiatives in Oregon communities deeply affected by Oregon's Measure 37 and implications for western states.</p>
June 23, 2006, 10am PDT
The Cascadia Scorecard documents an emerging body of research indicating that car-centered urban design contributes to a high death and injury toll from car crashes and a high obesity rate, among other ills.