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
February 19, 2017, 7am PST
Urbanist Jane Jacobs' support for mixed use development has long been seen as the best urban design strategy, but this vision assumed that the retail space under housing could be rented. What if that is no longer the case?
February 17, 2017, 11am PST
Amazon Go stores started in the ground floor of an Amazon office building. The company is trying other retail experiments, like a drive-up grocery store, in Seattle, where executives can watch the experiments up close.
February 16, 2017, 2pm PST
Look on Seattle's King County with envy, fans of late-night transit service.
February 15, 2017, 8am PST
Seattle's bikeshare found itself in a negative feedback loop of low ridership, lean revenue, and limited facilities.
February 12, 2017, 7am PST
Yikes, Washington. What's the deal with all those sad place names?
February 11, 2017, 7am PST
Maybe we are going to jinx the city of Seattle by bringing it up, but not everything has to be expensive and litigious.
Capitol Hill Seattle Blog
February 11, 2017, 5am PST
Four small cities across the country are seeing positive results with non-traditional public engagement strategies like bouncy castles, beer coasters, and ball games.
February 10, 2017, 1pm PST
Uber kicks off its 'Year of the Driver' by suing the city of Seattle for allowing its drivers to unionize.
February 5, 2017, 1pm PST
A new report from Freddie Mac predicts rising rents and rising vacancy rates in the national multifamily market. The report also compares submarkets.
February 3, 2017, 1pm PST
Washington state's 1990 Growth Management Act (GMA) is facing a renewed round of attacks from Republican legislators in the state. A post on The Urbanist says the latest bills designed to weaken the GMA go further than other recent examples.
January 25, 2017, 1pm PST
Making the case for reduced speed limits is a matter of life and death.
January 20, 2017, 2pm PST
Users of Portland's Biketown bikeshare system are choosing to rent bikes instead of driving.
January 18, 2017, 12pm PST
The Quinault Indian Nation won a decision against the Contanda Company, which had planned to use the terminal to ship oil from Washington's Pacific cost.
January 16, 2017, 12pm PST
A timber company is nearing the end of its deal to log the Port Gamble Forest, so local preservationists are raising money to protect the forest from development.
January 15, 2017, 1pm PST
Seattle's bikeshare system, known as Pronto!, will shut down in March.
January 14, 2017, 11am PST
A participant in some of Seattle's most consequential planning processes puts out a call for a more inclusive use of language.
January 12, 2017, 1pm PST
About 50 transportation measures appeared on local ballots on November 8, 2016. To date, Planetizen reviewed outcomes in nine regions in six states. Here we compare the measures in terms of revenue, taxes, projects, and reasons for failure.
January 7, 2017, 1pm PST
The city of Seattle is moving through the planning and design stages on two important bike infrastructure projects located at the south end of Downtown.
January 3, 2017, 8am PST
The Seattle Weekly explores the question of how Seattle, a quickly growing and desirable city, is working to ensure housing options for its low-income residents.