Water rights: According to Crosscut, state legislators want to protect water rights in Washington from Wall Street speculation.
Induced demand: Virginia’s transportation department says that more lanes on I-95 won’t solve congestion.
Hollowing out America: While New York City may be growing, New York State’s population is dwindling.
No new roads: The “no new roads” fight is alive and well in Washington.
Renovated and reopened: The Seattle Asian Art Museum has reopened in Volunteer Park after expansion work was completed.
American sprawl: A new report from Central Indiana shows just how prevalent the lack of sidewalks has become with sprawl.
I-976 sagas: A King County judge heard arguments for and against I-976’s constitutionality this week ($) with a ruling coming as soon as next week.
Better turbines: Hydroelectric dams are not without their massive negative environmental impacts, but new turbines are much safer for fish and efficient.
Intervening for housing: Los Angeles wants to put eminent domain to use in order to keep affordable housing.
Faster rise: Sea-level rise on American coastlines is happening a lot faster than expected.
Better connected: With Brexit coming into effect, London and Amsterdam plan to make travel faster by high-speed rail in April.
New connections: The Northgate Pedestrian and Bike Bridge project construction has begun.
Federal architecture: The federal administration may put a ban on modern architecture for federal buildings, using instead a classical style.
HQ2 B’vue: About 15,000 Amazon jobs could come to Bellevue in the next few years ($).
Bay Area struggles: The Bay Area has failed to deliver on completing megaprojects for affordable housing for a long time, but at least a major San Francisco waterfront development for housing got approved.
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