Saving the Showbox: Historic Seattle has put in its bid to save the Showbox.

Tribes for the climate: Could tribal treaty rights bolster the ability to sue and force the federal government to address climate change?

Bloated recommendation: The Seattle Department of Transportation curiously recommends extreme expenditures and measures to replace the aging Magnolia Bridge.

Push and pull: As Seattle continues to gentrify, can Chinatown continue to coexist and survive?

New horizons: Guy Palumbo, a major force for housing and land use reform, has resigned his state senate seat to take a public policy director job at Amazon ($).

Revamping Eiffel Tower: The Eiffel Tower’s surrounding park will become even more grand as new gardens are installed through 2024.

Design safer crossings: National transportation leaders are demanding that intersection crossings be designed with pedestrian and bicycle safety in mind.

Out of touch: Mayors nationally think parks and recreation are a priority, but housing isn’t too far behind.

DFW’s apartment bonanza: The Dalles-Fort Worth region is building apartments on a massive scale and at a breakneck speed.

Global street food culture: Netflix has a new series on street food across the globe and it reveals the thriving and threatening nature that such culture faces.

Backing transit: Business groups are coming out strongly in favor of funding transit by Congress.

T-town is hot: Tacoma has managed to become the hottest housing market in the country ($).

Funding social housing: State from Washington will lead to a lot of money going into social housing programs.

Damning: The National Transportation Safety Board has released their recommendations on safety improvements ($) in the wake of the December 2017 Amtrak Cascades derailment.

It’s complicated: Richard Florida looks at how supply-side arguments in urbanism has become so controversial as a topic.

Article Author

Stephen is a professional urban planner in Puget Sound 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. With stints in great cities like Bellingham and Cork, Stephen currently lives in Seattle. He primarily covers land use and transportation issues and has been with The Urbanist since 2014.