December 6, 2016, 1pm PST
The victory for homeless and very low-income transit riders is a reminder of the importance of grassroots organizing.
November 28, 2016, 5am PST
Apartment List has published research showing the top destination cities for those 19 to 35 years of age based on ten years of census data from 2005-2010. Among the top 10 destinations, only three were on East and West coasts.
November 25, 2016, 7am PST
A post examining common responses to the question of why the cost of housing continues to rise requires a frank discussion about the nature of Seattle's "housing shortage."
November 22, 2016, 7am PST
Ryan Packer argues that Seattle could do more to improve its retail districts by updating its building codes to encourage dense, welcoming shopping districts.
November 22, 2016, 5am PST
Members of the Sierra Club and the Young Democrats of University of Washington come together to advocate more dense zoning in one of Seattle's most transit accessible neighborhoods.
November 21, 2016, 6am PST
In dollars, Seattle region's Proposition 1 was second only to Measure M, a $120 billion sales tax measure in Los Angeles County, although the comparison is lacking in at least three respects. Prop 1 did not pass in all three Puget Sound counties.
November 18, 2016, 12pm PST
Political drama connected to the funding of affordable will require changes to the mayor's proposed city budget.
November 15, 2016, 1pm PST
After completing an eight-year study of traffic collisions, the Seattle Department of Transportation realized that one way to immediately improve traffic safety would be to improve signalization an key intersections.
November 11, 2016, 12pm PST
The city of Seattle moved quickly in enacting a speed limit change on streets around downtown. File this under real change to achieve the goals of Vision Zero.
November 10, 2016, 11am PST
Seattle is set to build a nine-lane tunnel on its waterfront, the Urbanist's Ryan Packer is disappointed with its design and the project's stated goals.
November 9, 2016, 5am PST
The mastermind behind a failed plan to build a new NBA arena in the Seattle neighborhood of Sodo has tweaked the plan and come back to the negotiating table. A big question still waiting for an answer: Will the NBA will expand to return to the city?
October 30, 2016, 9am PDT
The University of Washington's growth pattern mirrors that of its home city of Seattle. Now the university must make room for 20 percent more of everything—students, faculty, and staff.
October 18, 2016, 1pm PDT
"Seattle’s multi-year process to update the city’s Comprehensive Plan has come to its conclusion finding unanimous consent and approval from the City Council," reports Stephen Fesler.
October 16, 2016, 9am PDT
Opponents of the ST3 transit funding measure in Seattle have argued that bus rapid transit is a cheaper alternative to light rail. A local write counter argues that point by making the economic case for light rail.
October 14, 2016, 12pm PDT
Data from a 2015 study of Seattle housing shows demand for apartment is robust and likely to stay that way.
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.
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.
October 3, 2016, 11am PDT
Seattle is considering a proposal to upzone some of the densest parts of the city as part of its Mandatory Housing Affordability program.
September 17, 2016, 7am PDT
The Urbanist is publishing a series of articles focusing on the leadership of women is shaping the past, present, and future of Seattle.
September 16, 2016, 10am PDT
Research from BuildZoom, a San Francisco-based contractors' website, shows that housing affordability increases with a region's ability to build outwards, as opposed to upwards. Densification largely has not accompanied efforts to curb sprawl.