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July 29, 2019, 11am PDT
A new light rail station scheduled for 2036 has one group in Everett, Washington thinking big.
HeraldNet
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 11, 2019, 12pm PDT
Two companies so far have purchased carbon credits through the newly public program in Washington State's King County.
KUOW
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, 1pm PDT
With more cars on roads and planes in the sky than ever before, finding truly noise-free places with pure natural sounds has become ever more challenging.
KUOW (The Wild)
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 13, 2019, 12pm PDT
A cleanup of nuclear weapons waste at Washington State's Hanford Site was first outlined in 1989. But now, as state officials wrangle with the federal government, deadlines set in 2016 may still not be met.
The Los Angeles Times
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