Monday, 27 January, 2020

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People of color are more likely to develop chronic diseases and die younger than white adults. Genetics aside, environmental issues in urban communities--scarce access to healthy foods, lack of walkable and bikeable green spaces, and limited safe spaces--play a significant role in elevated rates of inactivity, which in turn...
Readings To Challenge Your Urbanism “Without theory we can scarcely claim to know our own identity.” – David Harvey So you think you’re an urbanist, right? Cities are magnets of diversity. Cities are more sustainable then sprawl. Cities encourage better social capital, democratic participation, and inclusivity. Cities are centers of technological...
The Washington State Convention Center’s (WSCC) expansion project is being examined both at the county level for the sale of Convention Place Station and at the city level for public benefits required by the street and alley vacations requested by the WSCC. Regarding public benefits, the WSCC has come...
Let’s face it: our political system is broken. There are many causes and lots of symptoms showing how deeply and widely troubled our democracy is these days. A universally-felt notion is that our elected officials at all levels are out-of-touch and unresponsive to the average person’s concerns. Politics has...
In 1977, in the midst of the worst nationwide recession since World War II, the National Trust for Historic Preservation founded the Main Street Project, a three-year program to address dying downtown corridors across America, and develop a comprehensive revitalization strategy to save historic commercial buildings and districts. In...
During a full council meeting on October 17th, 2016, the Seattle City Council voted 7-2 to send Council Bill 118817, popularly known as the “move-in fee legislation,” back to committee. The crowd in attendance at this full council meeting had a decidedly “Occupy” ethos. Clad in red Community Action...
From a thousand miles away I drive you to this traffic snarl my dear. One mile stretch Northbound Exit 164 Seneca street. The city smiles like home to me. I take a good look as Columbia Tower rises majestically: Still looking beautiful and never grows old. Splendid views of skyscrapers blessed my weary eyes....