UNESCO recognition: Eight buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright have been registered as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Democracy sustained: Seattle’s Democracy Vouchers program has survived the state supreme court in a ruling that it is constitutional ($).
Basic human rights: With surging property costs, Portugal has passed a right to housing law.
Dirty war: Washington is suing over the Navy dumping toxic wastes into Puget Sound.
Loser again: Another Tim Eyman anti-tax initiative has bit the dust.
Federal Way LRT funding: The Federal Transit Administration has dolled out $100 million in additional grant funding for the Federal Way Link light rail extension project.
Ignoring human suffering: The Everett City Council held a hearing this week on maintaining a moratorium against supportive housing in the city ($) after the school district and nonprofit proposed development of apartments for homeless students and their families.
Conditioned: How do Americans use air conditioning?
Consumer preferences: Cities with walkable neighborhoods are seeing housing and office construction soar while suburbs without them are seeing property values fall.
Apartment factory: A Chicago company is banking on a factory for apartments.
BRT Creep: The Madison Bus Rapid Transit project has received several significant updates in advance of construction in 2020.
Subsidizing sports: Will Tacoma spend millions for a new stadium to support professional sports teams?
Map of the Week: CityLab highlights what micro-mapping can reveal about city density.