New presidential digs: President Obama has unveiled the concept design of his planned presidential library in Chicago and even suggested that nearby streets should be reduced in size for safety.
Raise the tax: The Trump administration is apparently open to raising the national gas tax to fund transportation investment.
Toronto transit: Greater Greater Washington profiles the good and bad aspects of Toronto’s expansive transit system–even giving streetcars high marks.
Labor rights: A Kittitas County judge throws out an appeal against the state’s recently passed minimum wage and paid sick leave initiative.
Demographics and zoning: Sightline highlights the correlation between Seattle neighborhoods losing population due to smaller family sizes and zoning limiting new capacity for housing.
American gap: The housing gap in America remains especially unequal in disadvantaged neighborhoods.
Expanded PPM: Mark Hinshaw reflects upon the design of the Pike Place Market expansion.
Appeal to landscape: A community group is appealing the decision to permit expansion of the Asian Art Museum over historic preservation of Volunteer Park’s Olmsted-designed landscape.
Map of the Week: Maps that tell the story of transformation in New York City.
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