What We’re Reading: Greening of Seattle

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Fearing change: Tacoma residents are concerned about the scale of development in the Proctor District and aren’t so keen on more housing options in single-family areas.

Seawall problems: The Seattle seawall project is over budget and delayed.

Skyhigh pool: London may just get a pool in the clouds.

Well parked: The history of the Olmsted Brothers and their greening of Seattle.

Powered by oil: Total vehicle miles traveled is back at 2007 numbers, but per capita driving is still down.

Car sewering: New York Mayor Bill de Blasio mulls over the re-carification of Broadway because costumed minions or something.

Going Euro: WSDOT is testing out zigzags marking to see if they improve safety near pedestrian crossings.

15 Now: Seatac Airport is now subject to the City of Seatac’s $15 per hour minimum wage after a landmark decision by the Washington State Supreme Court.

Pavement to parks: Mexico City is transforming a busy street to a magnificent public park.

Keep moving: A legal challenge to the Move Seattle levy fails in court.

Safer streets: Four videos showing how safety redesigns of streets work.

Equitable partnership: Pronto gains a partner in providing low-income memberships.

Timber!: The Province of Québec approves a new building code allowing the construction of 12-story structures using cross-laminated timber.

Keep it simple: Complex traffic lights make cities less safe.

Streets for all: Portland rolls out new bike lanes that work with pedestrians and trains.

Parking reform: The Capitol Hill EcoDistrict is looking at options for future parking reform.

Taking a count: Seattle is taking a comprehensive inventory of trail conditions to determine where upgrades may be needed.

Got segregation?: The “architecture” of segregation is deeply layered.

One mile: See one square mile of earth in a series of photos.

Forever young: Why Millennial aren’t forming new households.

Unequal poverty: How black poverty differs from white poverty.

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Stephen is an urban planner with a passion for sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He is especially interested in how policies, regulations, and programs can promote positive outcomes for communities. Stephen lives in Kenmore and primarily covers land use and transportation issues for The Urbanist.

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neroden

*Sigh* Originally, the seawall replacement was going to be combined with the “shallow tunnel”, providing a better seawall than the current design as well as a better tunnel than Bertha’s tunnel.

The backroom deal at the legislature was a disaster.