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Author: Nathan Vass

Inside Look at Seattle’s New Convention Center Expansion

"Summit of Our Noble Efforts" - Jay Inslee The Washington State Convention Center's new Summit Building opened to the public on Friday, January 27. As...

Sunday Video: Visiting Greenfield, MC (That’s Minecraft)

Though it has miles of roads, thousands of homes, an airport, and plenty of shopping, the City of Greenfield does not actually exist. It...
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Report Ranking US Metros Shows Walkable Urbanism Pays Dividends

Despite negative pandemic rhetoric, demand for walkable urbanism remains high, creating a source of untapped potential growth in cities across the country. Take a moment...

How Grenoble Resurrected Its Trams

The French Alpine town was offered a quirky alternative and turned it down. Even in the United States, there was a point in the early...

We Need More Chairs

An accidental game of musical chairs at a packed community meeting on the Comprehensive Plan provided a microcosm for Seattle's housing crisis. When you come...
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Tacoma Link’s Theater District Station Reaches the End of the Line

Tacoma has a major extension of Sound Transit’s T Line streetcar to look forward to over the coming year: the Hilltop Tacoma Link Extension...
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The Urbanist Podcast: Projections and Predictions for 2023

With a new year comes expectations. Whether it's something shiny and unique or a continuation of the stuff that came before, those expectations really...

Alex Hudson Explains Why She’s Running for Seattle Council in D3

Earlier this week I sat down with Alex Hudson to chat about her run for Seattle City Council in District 3, which she officially...