Snuffing out life: According the National Health Service, each car in London costs British society upwards of $10,500.
Golf course wars: Will dead golf courses be the next urban redevelopment battle for communities?
Farewell dear urbanist: The beloved Anthony Bourdain has sung his last swan song, but he was more than just a chef, writer, and television personality, he was the definitive urbanist in his own way, a sociologist and anthropologist.
Talking affordability: How should we talk about housing affordability?
DC preservation: About one and five buildings in Washington, D.C. are designated as historic structures. Greater Greater Washington argues that it’s time for reform.
Metro Portland housing bond: Voters in the Portland are slated to vote on $653 million affordable housing bond this year.
Northgate housing plan: A new plan for Northgate Mall could include 1,200 apartments ($).
Business senses: How much do businesses care about people and the planet in your community?
EBT Detour: In preparing their new headquarters on Elliott Bay, Expedia will force a one-year detour for Elliott Bay Trail users ($).
Rezones: Vancouver, British Columbia reduced building heights in their Chinatown district for better cultural and historic compatibility. In Snohomish County, a stretch of SR-99 will allow more residential development capacity near South Everett and Mukilteo.
Standing tall: Can Seattle’s trees survive the city’s boom?
Influence of culture: How much does culture shape economic development?
Maritime jobs: Crosscut explores what the future of maritime might look like in Seattle.
Righting tenants: San Francisco voters backed a new law giving tenants legal representation if they are facing eviction.
Fighting in-need housing: A group against Seattle funding for homeless shelter and affordable housing have gathered 20,000 signatures in hopes of forcing a vote to repeal a tax on wealthy businesses and mega-corporations.
Bay depression: Almost half of all San Francisco Bay Area residents want to leave.
Suburban and bike-centric: People Places Bike explores a Dutch suburb that was never car-centric and doesn’t need a modern retrofit for a car-light community.
The Chicago Way: David Cole says that when it comes to housing, Seattle could use of a little more Chicago Way than Seattle Process.
Turning back the clock: The highway-building era made racial segregation worse, but can removing them turn back that damage?
Doomdoggle: The state highway department needs temporary private construction easements to take down portions of the Alaskan Way Viaduct.
Education dichotomy: Universities have brought economic innovation and success, but they also appear to be contributing to urban inequality and economic segregation, particularly in their own backyards.