Pill Hill towers: Swedish Medical Center has applied for building permits, which would the healthcare company to build two new 17-story towers on their First Hill campus.
Streetcar accessibility: Seattle Bike Blog takes a look at what the new First Hill Streetcar will mean for bicyclists.
Connecting zones: Industrial and port zones often are forgotten places in the urban environment, but they could benefit from being integrated into the urban fabric.
A mixed bag: Five takes on the FAST Act, a 5-year, $305 billion transportation bill approved by Congress.
Pairing generations: A Helsinki suburb is offering cheap rent for Millennials if they live at a senior center.
Still too damn high: Why rent is still rising in places where it’s cheaper to own.
Safety works: One year on, data shows that New York City’s Vision Zero program is already paying off with fewer traffic fatalities.
Seas of parking: Strong Towns highlights the empty parking lots of Black Friday.
Doubling down: McMinemins has a found second location in Tacoma for a new brewpub and resort, this time at Old City Hall.
Healthy community asset: Data shows that living near transit might be good for your mental health.
Innovation and inequality: Richard Florida examines whether or not innovation leads to inequality.
Hacking Seattle’s bike share: Bike nerds are hacking Pronto Cycle Share’s data; one set of data looks at how riders respond to rain and hills, another transforms the movement of bikes to and from selected docking stations into music.
The ST3 debate: Seattle Subway argues for STcomplete, a program for full regional light rail expansion for 25 to 30 years; Sound Transit shares initial candidate project concepts, including a split of the spine.
Cooling down?: A new reports predicts a slowdown in the regional commercial construction boom.
Arena saga continues: City staff are recommending the vacation of Occidental Ave S for Chris Hansen’s SODO arena; approval could come in January.
Inconsistency on bikes: Greater Greater Washington says that arguments against bikes are very inconsistent.