Making doughnuts: A look at 66 metro regions shows that a inner cities are doing much better than inner suburbs, although a doughnut effect is taking hold.
Disparate tastes: Who knew Girl Scout Cookies differed so greatly in taste and quality depending upon where you live.
Overburdened suburbs: The cost of sprawl is more than twice the cost of compact development.
Getting restructured: Seattle Transit Blog details some of the University Link restructure plan, more to come this week. We covered this earlier in the week.
New micros: A Capitol Hill apartment could soon be converted to microhousing.
Octopus down!: An octopus at the Seattle Aquarium almost got away. Almost. Meanwhile, the Seattle City Council will let the Woodland Park elephants move to Oklahoma ($).
Challenging affordability: Developers mount a challenge to stop the City of Seattle from adopting a linkage fee on new development.
An inconsistency: A city council candidate that wants to stop foreclosure on homes bought a foreclosed home.
Violators beware: Parking in bike lane? You might just find your car with bike lane paint on it in Germany.
Sprawl fallout: How sprawl is deeply hurting cities like Tacoma in Pierce County.
Stalling out: Seattle’s bike plummeting bike collision rate may be stalling out.
Still No. 1: New York still rounds out the top for the most economically powerful city in the world, check out the rankings.
Saving the rentals: Berlin is banning rental conversions to condos because the supply of rentals is dwindling quickly.
Launching the streetcar: City officials want to get the streetcar on First Hill moving soon, and to do that, they plan to incentivize the manufacture to expedite delivery ($).
Not good enough: The Design Review Board wants to see a better plan for the Whole Foods block in First Hill.
Designing Capitol Hill: How the Pike Pine Urban Neighborhood Council fits into the planning process for historic Capitol Hill. Is there really a part for them to play?
Transpo failure: The brief synopsis of the politics at play in the Washington State Legislature for a transportation package.
Rent burdened: Understanding New York City’s rent affordability problem.
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